In an interview with The Guardian, the Canadian Grammy-winning singer said of Trump: “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.”
She went on to say that if she were voting she didn’t want “bullsh*t.” She added, “I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”
Her answer immediately received a flood of backlash on Twitter and she wasted no time in clarifying her answer on the social media platform.
“I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President,” she tweeted. “The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context.”
She continued, “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.”not being that, right?”
Her thread of tweets (read below) was an attempt to defuse the situation. She said that her answer was awkward and should not be taken as representative of her values. “My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows,” she said.
Twain’s comments and apology come shortly after her appearance as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. She has also been a guest judge on American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and appeared as herself on an episode of Broad City. Her music has been embedded in pop culture and in film since she rose to fame in the ’90s. Her hit song “No One Needs To Know” was included in the 1996 film Twister.