Shania Twain apologizes after saying she would've voted for Trump

Country-pop songstress Shania Twain quickly backpedaled after being quoted as saying she would’ve voted for President Donald Trump in an interview.

Twain, who is a Canadian native and resides in Switzerland, was quoted Sunday by The Guardian as saying she’d have backed Trump in the 2016 election “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,” she said. “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?”

The singer, who enjoys a large LGBTQ fan base and appeared on an episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” last week, quickly lit up social media with her remarks. Among those to chime in was comedian (and outspoken Trump critic) Kathy Griffin

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 9: Shania Twain wearing Brandon Maxwell attends Billboard Women in Music 2016 at Pier 36 on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Aurora Rose/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Nick Jonas and Shania Twain speak onstage during the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain recieves an award on stage during CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 14: Jason Mowery (L) and Megan Mullins (R) perform with Shania Twain during her Rock This Country farewell tour at the Pepsi Center August 14, 2015, in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 31: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain performs during the Rock This Country tour at Bridgestone Arena on July 31, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Singer Shania Twain enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE CHEW - Singer Shania Twain is the guest today, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 on ABC's 'The Chew.' 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Singer Shania Twain enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on March 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
BRAMPTON, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Shania Twain attends The Dilawri Foundation and The Peel Board Launch for 'Shania Kids Can' Clubhouse on September 19, 2014 in Brampton, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 20: Frederic Thiebaud and Shania Twain attend the 3rd Annual Bliss Ball presented by the The Dilawri Foundation held at Fort York on September 20, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BRAMPTON, ON - SEPTEMBER 19: Shania Twain attends The Dilawri Foundation and The Peel Board Launch for 'Shania Kids Can' Clubhouse on September 19, 2014 in Brampton, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CALGARY, CANADA - JULY 10: Shania Twain performs at the Calgary Stampede at Scotiabank Saddledome on July 10, 2014 in Calgary, Canada. (Photo by Melissa Renwick/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Recording artist Shania Twain speaks onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Shania Twain arrives at the Las Vegas Great Santa Run on December 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 07: Singer Shania Twain (L) and a Santa Claus character attend the ninth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run benefiting Opportunity Village on December 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Recording artist Shania Twain arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Singer Shania Twain speaks onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Similarly, actor-comedian Billy Eichner had a few tongue-in-cheek thoughts on Twain’s remarks.

By Sunday evening, however, Twain offered a lengthy apology on Twitter. The interview question, she said, was “unexpected” and as a result, her response was “awkward” and lacked appropriate context. 

Twain, 52, released her first album in 15 years, “Now,” last September. Following a surprise backstage appearance at Coachella, she’s slated to kick off a world tour in Tacoma, Washington next month. 

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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