Shania Twain caught major flack for admitting that she would have supported Donald Trump if she had been eligible to vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election but has since apologized for the revelation.
In a four-part message, which was shared on Twitter on Sunday (April 22), the country titan said she regretted the controversial statement. "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," she told her 915,000 followers. "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 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 continued. "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."
In her interview with The Guardian, Twain admitted that she "would have voted for him" because his honesty was more appealing than offensive. "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?" Twain told the newspaper.