Backlash for Country Singer Shania Twain After Election Comment

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Canadian Country Singer Shania Twain

Canadian country singer, Shania Twain receives backlash from LGBT community after stating that she would have voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The famous singer told The Guardian during an interview, “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest. 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 bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?” Many fans expressed their disappointment in the beloved musician on Twitter, as Trump’s anti-LGBT-friendly policies don’t seem to support their political efforts. Twain has since then apologized for her offense, stating that her statement was given without context. Twain tweeted, ” 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. 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.” While many are still hesitant to forget, it seems that some fans have forgiven “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” singer for her statement so far.