Singer Shania Twain over the weekend said that she likely would have backed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had she been eligible to vote in 2016 — a statement that she quickly regretted after sparking a backlash from her own fans.
The Canadian Twain originally told the Guardian that Trump “seemed honest” compared to rival candidate Hillary Clinton, even though she admitted that he was “offensive.”
However, on Sunday evening Twain took to Twitter to take back her Trump endorsement and apologized to fans whom she may have offended.
“I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President,” she wrote. “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.”
However, many of Twain’s followers weren’t buying her retraction — and many of them even quoted lyrics from her own songs to mock her.
Check out some of the best reactions below.
Boy when you dig a hole for yourself you REALLY dig a hole for yourself.
You don’t impress us much !
— Rick AroundtheClock (@RAroundtheclock) April 23, 2018
Not "Feeling like a woman" now Shania? Was planning on going to see her in Texas, sorry not feeling it now.
— Simplecynts (@simplecynts) April 23, 2018
Too late, Shania. I love you, but you go stand over there with Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.
— MJGlass (@MJGlass2) April 22, 2018
It’s too late. You said he seemed honest —- wow, he is a racist, misogynistic bully. There— that’s the truth!!!!!
— Lowanda Kail (@Demgirl50) April 23, 2018
It is those with limited understanding who voted for Trump. #Metoo movement clearly doesn’t matter to you. Trump is a serial predator and liar. What kind of woman supports that?
— Rose @wigged (@wigged) April 23, 2018
First off, you used the word "honest" to describe him. As has been proven over and over, he's not honest but a habitual liar. Secondly, the only people who can relate to him are bullies. He is out of touch with the rest of America but the bigoted bullies love him.
— Eternal Instigator (@shimmyshakemn) April 23, 2018
Trump was relatable to a "portion" of Americans, yet he shares "no common values" with you.
What "portion" of Americans do you believe he was relating to? And you say you don't like bullshit…
— DMU (@DarrinMU) April 23, 2018
He was talking to —and continues to talk to— the portion of America that's populated by racist, frightened, ignorant a$$hole$.
— Alexander Crouton-Skitch (@AlexanderSkitch) April 23, 2018
If you can relate to crass unintelligible remarks, racism, misogyny, isolationism, and gas lighting then @realDonaldTrump is your guy. I appreciate you for making an apologetic statement because you’re an iconic person. However your apology and reasoning misses all the notes.
— Theo Smith (@Theosochill) April 23, 2018