Oh My God, Everyone Overreact, Shania Twain Said She Might Have Voted for Trump!

For some reason, Shania Twain was interviewed by The Guardian this past weekend. I know, I had forgotten she was ever a person, too. Apparently she’s quit her job as a barista and recorded a new album, and she’s going on tour to support it.

During the course of the interview, Twain, a rare conservative country music singer, said she would have voted for Donald Trump if she was American, which she’s not. She’s Canadian, so she can’t vote in American elections, so I’m not sure why anyone was asking her about Trump in an interview about how she’s clawing her way back from obscurity.

It is not the only way in which she expresses her conservatism. If she had been able to vote in the US election, she would have plumped for Donald Trump, she says. β€œI would have voted for him 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. 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?”

I for one am scandalized. I mean, not really. I saw a poll that said only 5% of Republicans disapprove of Donald Trump. Also, he’s President of the United States, tens of millions of people voted for him. Despite the fact that Trump ran against one of the worst politicians of all-time (she was so bad she lost an election to Donald Trump, after all), the idea that someone would vote for Trump is so shocking to some people who Twain was forced to apologize for saying it.

I would like to apologise 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. 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. 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.

Oh my god, why do people care what celebrities think about politics? Especially celebrities no one has thought about in a decade? Anyone want to go find Willis from Different Strokes and ask him what he thinks about the budget deficit?

And why are people getting mad enough that someone needs to issue on of these “sorry if I offended you” non-apologies for saying they would have voted for the person who won the election?

This is not a new phenomenon, either. Remember when the Dixie Chicks got their fame taken away for being against the war in Iraq and not that grating ‘Goodbye Earl’ song that was somehow playing 24 hours a day? I, for one, am tired of losing all of our terrible C-list celebrities because we’re mad about political differences. Sure, now it’s just some terrible singer that was famous at the same time as Candlebox, but what happens if Snooki has the wrong opinion on BDS? Would you even be able to watch Jersey Shore if that happened?

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