Shania Twain praises Trump, gets roasted, says sorry, then gets roasted again

Shania Twain apologises for praising Donald Trump, triggering further outrage.
Shania Twain; Donald Trump Photo credit: Reuters

Shania Twain is feeling the angry wrath of social media after praising Donald Trump in an interview before issuing an apology that was just as controversial.

The 'Man! I Feel like a Woman' singer told the Guardian she would have voted for the former Celebrity Apprentice host in the 2016 US presidential election, because he "seemed honest" despite being "offensive".

Twain took to Twitter to then apologise for the "awkward" comments, saying the Trump question caught her "off guard".

"As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context," said Twain.

"My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him.

"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 [that Trump] talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician."

However, just as her initial comments drew angry criticism on social media, so has her apology.

Twain is set to perform in Auckland and Dunedin in December.


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