Shania Twain has dismissed suggestions that she supports Donald Trump.
The Canadian country legend sat down with the Guardian at the weekend, and was asked if she would have voted for the Republican politician.
Responding, Shania said: "I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest".
"If I were voting, I just don’t want bullshit. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent."
The comments quickly blew up on social media, forcing Shania Twain to write a further statement explaining her views. She wrote:
"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," she continued. "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."
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 (1/4)— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 22, 2018
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