Shania Twain backtracks from a controversial comment she made in an interview last week after receiving backlash on social media.

Over the weekend, the country singer who is currently promoting a new album, responded to the criticism in a series of tweets.

The Backlash

The Canadian star, in an interview with The Guardian last week, claimed that she would have voted for U.S. President Donald J. Trump is she was eligible.

"I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest," she told the publication. "So you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn't be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don't want bullsh*t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?"

Critics immediately shot down the country singer and pointed out the many issues surrounding the Trump administration. Many of her LGBTQ+ fans have also decided to boycott the singer for her problematic political stance.

Others are jumping onboard the fanbase of another famous Canadian Celine Dion who once refused to sing at the current president's inauguration in 2016.


Following the vicious online criticism she received from her fanbase, the 52-year-old immediately issued an apology on her official social media account. On Sunday, April 22, Twain posted four tweets explaining what happened and clarifying her controversial statement.

The "You're Still The One" singer stated that she is against any form of discrimination, and that she does not share the same moral beliefs as Trump. She also admitted that her statement was drawn from her limited knowledge and understanding of the U.S. president who she saw as a common man because he was not a politician.

Unfortunately, the apology she issued on social media did not appease her aggrieved fanbase.

Twain is not the only celebrity in the past week to receive criticism for making a controversial statement. Rapper Kanye West, last week, voiced his support for Black Lives Matter critic and Trump supporter Candace Owens.

Twain will kickoff her Now tour on May 3 in Tacoma, Washington.