In a recent interview with The Guardian Shania Twain said that she would have voted for Donald Trump. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest," she told the publication. "If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent."
Fans of Shania Twain instantly took to Twitter, many posting that they were heartbroken over the revelation that the country songstress supported a president who has repeatedly made offensive remarks.
Shortly after the news circulated, Twain took to her own Twitter account to provide some clarity. "I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President," she wrote.
In following tweets, she added that she is against "discrimination of any kind," and that she does not "hold any common moral beliefs" with Donald Trump. You can read her tweets below, and her original interview The Guardian here.
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) April 22, 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) April 22, 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) April 22, 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) April 22, 2018