After disappearing from the spotlight in 2002, the best-selling female artist in the history of country music, Shania Twain, is preparing for her first album tour in over 15 years.
While Twain has earned herself a global following over the course of her career with millions of fans residing in the United States, the singer is a Canada native rendering her unable to vote in any country but her own. However, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have opinions on the politics that go on in United States.
In a recent interview with The Guardian had she been able to vote in 2016 Presidential election, Twain would have cast a vote for Donald Trump.
“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” the Canadian singer shared with The Guardian. “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***. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”
Following the magazine’s publication, Twain received harsh backlash from fans on social media, many condemning her as a ”Trump supporter.”
Shania Twain came out as a Trump supporter how could my mother betray me like this………. this is the worst day of my life
— sam (@motherperrysa) April 22, 2018
So Shania Twain isn’t impressed by Brad Pitt, a rocket scientist, or a dude with a car, but she’s impressed by Donald Trump??? pic.twitter.com/RNVQffldwR
— Sarah Wainschel (@Swainsch) April 22, 2018
After seeing the backlash her statement caused, the Canadian singer apologized for her controversial comments made in regards to President Trump through a lengthy text post to Instagram, clarifying that her comments are not reflective of her values.
The 52-year-old singer concluded her post by urging that she makes music with an aim to bring people together as her ”history shows.”