Shania Twain Apologizes For Voicing Trump Support

Jena Greene | Reporter

Best-selling country music singer Shania Twain found herself in some hot water late Sunday night after she revealed she would have voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

In an interview with The Guardian, the Canadian national said she sees the value in President Trump’s political conduct.

“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain said. “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 bullsh*t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

Social media promptly erupted into moral outrage. Thousands of tweets and comments flooded Twain’s timeline, criticizing the singer for even considering a vote for Trump.

Perhaps this lesson hasn’t reached Canada yet, but the sentiment is loud and clear down here in the U.S. Celebrities simply aren’t allowed to be conservative — or at least vocalize it.

So Twain issued an apology to anybody she may have offended on Sunday evening.

“I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President,” Twain tweeted. “The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context.”

And there you have it. Another right-leaning celebrity silenced for having a different opinion on politics. I look forward to seeing how the Twitter mob reacts when they find out half of America voted for Donald Trump.

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