Thursday, April 26, 2018

Shania Twain apologizes after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

Country singer Shania Twain has apologized after saying in an interview that she would have voted for Donald Trump for president if she could.

Twain, who is Canadian, told The Guardian in an article published Sunday: “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.”

Twain added that she would have supported Trump because of his straightforward style, and said she thought he would be transparent.

“Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn’t be able to have both,” she said in the article. “If I were voting, I just don’t want [expletive]. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

Almost immediately, the online backlash against the singer began.

“Shania Twain is canceled,” tweeted @SoSofieFatale. “When people say he’s ‘honest’ what they mean is that he makes them feel good about being racist trash because they feel the same way. He lies pathologically. If someone can’t understand that they’re either dumb, racists, or both.”

Twain, who is performing at TD Garden in July, swiftly issued an apology for her comments, saying she supports inclusion and was taken off-guard by the unexpected question.

“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. 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.”



Stan B said...

When will entertainers learn to stay out of politics entirely? When asked a question like that, the appropriate response is "I'm not an American Citizen, so it doesn't really matter what I think, does it? Have you heard my latest album/seen my latest movie/read my latest book"

As long as we, as fans, demand that our entertainers take stands on contentious issues (and yes, voting for Don or Hil was a contentious issue for about half the population) they are going to face these sorts of backlashes.

Anonymous said...

Idiots hate Trump because that crooked liar who was his opponent did not win even though she is female.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the tyranny of social media.

Anonymous said...

Shania was briefly honest - until she learned that honesty is not rewarded in society nowadays.
Then she wilted to deceitful pandering because she is worried it will hurt her hip-pocket.

Anonymous said...

And who the f*** is SoSofieFatale, and why the f*** should we give a damn about what she tweets?
Does anyone outside the media actually use Twitter? It just seems to be a self-sustaining circle-jerk.