August 13, 2022

Shania Twain just disowned Trump in hard-hitting response to yesterday’s controversy

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Man, I feel like a… white supremacist?”


Fans of Canadian country-pop sensation Shania Twain were salty with their puns this weekend after an interview she’d done with British newspaper the Guardian revealed she would have voted for Trump were she eligible (since she’s Canadian).

Particularly incensed were members of the LGBTQ community, since Twain recently plugged her new album and tour on Thursday’s episode of VH1‘s RuPaul’s Drag Race, only to throw support behind the most openly anti-LGBTQ friendly president in modern history.

In an article posted on The Guardian‘s website Sunday, Twain crooned she would have supported Trump 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… I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

The comment rang too similar with white Americans whose “economic anxieties” allowed them to overlook Trump’s flagrant racism, homophobia, misogyny, and general incompetence and grant him access to an absurd amount of power he doesn’t seem to understand himself.

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Twain raced to clarify her comments and issue an apology, which she delivered in a series of tweets:

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She said the question caught her off guard, and she regrets answering without providing more context.

“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.”

She claims she was trying to respond to the question asked of her by the Guardian reporter in a manner which commented on Trump’s way of campaigning, which she claims made him feel like “an accessible person [Americans] could relate to.”

Still, it seems the easiest response to questions of that nature is to choose one of Trump’s many offensive moments, point it out as incomprehensible, and move on.

Seems she’s going to have to spend a good amount of time hanging with the “right people” to properly make up for this snafu, because most of the internet seems to be telling her that this apology, to quote the singer, “don’t impress them much.”

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Salvatore Nicholas

Salvatore is a producer, political writer, comedian and LGBTQ activist (in no particular order). He resides in Los Angeles with his two cats and encyclopedic knowledge of Britney's discography.

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