Shania Twain faced criticism after saying she would have voted for Trump. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)

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Shania Twain Apologizes for Saying She Would Have Voted for Trump

The Canadian singer had said she would have supported Trump if she could vote for him.

On Sunday morning, The Guardian released an interview with Canadian-born Shania Twain. In it, country-pop superstar admitted that if she had been able to vote in the 2016 presidential election, she would have supported Donald Trump.

“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” the 52-year-old singer 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 bull—-. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

Her quote went viral on social media, with many people criticizing her comments. The hashtag #ShaniaTwainCancelled had hundreds of tweets, reports The Washington Post. By Sunday night Twain, the highest-selling solo female artist in country music history, had apologized. She called the answer to The Guardian “awkward.” She also said she wished she’d given it more context, and wants to be clear that she does not endorse Trump.

In September, Twain released her first album in 15 years titled Now. 

Read the full story at The Washington Post