Debate: Country Stars and Politics – Should Shania Twain Be Getting Flamed?

Now normally we like to stay OUT of the political realm, but after seeing a handful of artists careers permanently damaged over single comments made (:cough: Dixie Chicks :cough cough:) we’re left to wonder how our readers really feel. Recently Shania Twain gave an interview to The Guardian in which she revealed that she would have voted for Donald Trump if she were an American Citizen, and the amount of hateful backlash from the internet had her backpaddling faster than a Niagara Falls barrel rider with second thoughts.

Our question to you: How SHOULD celebrities handle political questions in interviews? Should they “shut up and sing” or should their opinion still be considered with the weight of one, just like any other person?

“If she could have her time over again, I ask, would she choose what she has now? “I would never choose for my son’s family to be broken,” she says instantly. “I would be one of those people who would keep my marriage together for my child … I tried to keep Mutt.” She says it goes back to her own childhood. “Look at my situation. My parents could have killed each other. Maybe we would have been better off in foster homes, but I decided not to turn my family in, many times. There is something in me that says a family should stay together.”


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. “I 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?”


She sips on her hot water and honey. That is more than enough talking for one day.” – The Guardian

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