Shania Twain released a statement late on Sunday apologizing for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump in the latest U.S election - and to those she may have offended with those words - in an interview she did with The Guardian and published only earlier that same day.
The CANADIAN singer said the following in the infamous interview: “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”.
Oh, girl. Couldn’t you have simply answered “I’m Canadian and I have no business answering this question”?. But she did answer the question and her answer was so troubling. “Even though he was offensive”? Oh, so you mean it was OK to overlook Trump's “grab her by the pussy” misogynist comment?
And to have the audacity to respond YES to a Trump vote despite everything he is done against the LGBT community (i.e potentially your biggest percentage of fans) in his Administration?
Of course the #cancelled party immediately trended on Twitter. And after witnessing such backlash, Shania knew she had to do some damage control, hence making this public apology - but I personally find it totally weak!
I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context (1/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) 22 de abril de 2018
I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President (2/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) 22 de abril de 2018
I was trying to explain, in response to a question about the election, that my limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician (3/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) 22 de abril de 2018
My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows. (4/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) 22 de abril de 2018
Sorry Shania, I was this close to buying tickets to your new tour (which I was reminded it was even happening after watching the last “Rupaul’s Drag Race” episode) but now I feel glad I didn’t.
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