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Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump

Fans were losing it.

 

Tess Cagle

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Published Apr 23, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 5:48 pm CDT

Canadian country star Shania Twain apologized for saying she would have voted for U.S. President Donald Trump, had she been given the opportunity, in a series of tweets Sunday night.

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In an interview with the Guardian, Twain said she would have voted for Trump because he seemed honest.

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“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” she said. “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?”

But on Sunday evening, Twain walked back that statement and said she doesn’t endorse Trump at all.

“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,” she said. “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.”  

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Twain’s tweets were a response to a wave of criticism the 52-year-old singer received online after the Guardian published the story Sunday. Fans tweeted about their shock and disgust that the same musician renowned for her women-empowering anthems like “I Feel Like A Woman” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much” would openly support a man accused of sexual misconduct by at least 16 women

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Twain’s interview was intended to promote her upcoming U.S. tour—her first album tour since 2002—that kicks off in May. In 2017 she released her fifth studio album, Now, following a 15-year hiatus. Twain also just recently recovered from getting a laryngoplasty, an operation to reconstruct her vocal box.  

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*First Published: Apr 23, 2018, 8:43 am CDT