An icon of country music, Shania Twain, is facing a backlash over claims that she would have supported Trump in the 2016 presidential election. And now, angry leftists are forcing her to apologize.
Shania Twain, who is Canadian and thus ineligible to vote in U.S. elections, claimed she would have voted for the President if she had been able to.
“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” she said, in an interview with Guardian. “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 bulls**t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”
But after facing backlash from the anti-Trump left, Twain was forced to walk back her support.
“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,” Twain 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, she added. “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.”