Shania Twain apologises after saying she would vote for Donald Trump
23 April 2018, 10:30
Shania Twain has apologised after she claimed she would have voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
The Canadian singer recently admitted that if she was voting she would "have voted for a feeling that it was transparent".
However, after a backlash online, Shania tweeted to "apologise to anybody I have offended".
She wrote: "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."
"I was trying to explain, in a 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,"she added.
"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."
Speaking to the Guardian, Shania was asked about the 2016 election and she said she "would have voted for [Trump] 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?" she added.
Shania Twain is one of the world's most successful country artists, selling over 100 million records worldwide.