Shania Twain faced backlash Sunday night after saying that she would have voted for Trump in 2016.
"I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest," Twain told 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 bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?"
But the country-pop singer is Canadian, so she couldn't vote for Trump even if she wanted to. Still, her comment didn't sit well with fans on social media, and she ended up quickly backtracking.
The "Man I Feel Like A Woman" singer took to Twitter to apologize, saying the question "caught her off guard" and that she doesn't "hold any common moral beliefs with the current president."
"I would like to apologize 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 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," 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."
Although Twain apologized less than a day after the Guardian article was published, a Twitter mob formed, anyway. See some of the reaction below.
NICK JONAS UNFOLLOWED SHANIA TWAIN BC SHE SAID SHE LIKED TRUMP OMG HES THE WOKE I AIM TO BE
Don't apologize. Also don't listen to all those leftist replies - Trump is the most honest President since Reagan by a huge margin. He is the only one trying to accomplish his campaign promises. Getting meaningless factoids wrong 2000 times isn't remotely important.
It's not necessary to apologize for being YOU. As a TRUMP supporter in California I can relate to the comfort of staying under the radar, but once you COMMIT TO BEING HONEST AND TRUTHFUL, it's important to STAY THE COURSE...