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Is Shania Twain's career over?

Shania Twain is considered the Queen of Country-Pop, with three consecutive Diamond-selling albums in her prime. But the Canadian country-pop singer is facing backlash after telling The Guardian she would've voted for Donald Trump in 2016. She lost many LGBTQ fans following her controversial comment, with several blasting President Trump as a bigot and a liar. But Shania has apologized, adding context to her comment. Die-hard fans argue she deserves forgiveness. But is her career over? 🎤

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Twain told The Guardian

“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?”

Twain said she would've voted for Donald Trump because he's honest. But Slate's Yascha Mounk wrote about the thread of Trump supporters voting for a celebrity who went against a system they believe is rigged, and taking his controversial statements as him being "honest," when in fact Trump has been called out multiple times for misleading or false claims, according to The Washington Post

When the political system is widely seen as doing its job, somebody like Trump, who violates its basic norms, is seen as illegitimate. A politician who blatantly lies doesn’t stand a chance. But this changes when more and more people come to believe that the system is rigged and that most politicians don’t have their best interests in mind. Amid such a “crisis of legitimacy,” voters don’t particularly care whether a politician plays by the rules of the game. Instead, they long for somebody who bluntly states how rotten the system really is.
In this kind of context, voters no longer abhor detectable lies, or even racist statements, in quite the same way as you’d expect. On the contrary, they start to see such visible violations of basic norms as proof that their favorite candidate really is different from everybody else. As I wrote in The People vs. Democracy, the reason why....
..."populists and political newcomers are so willing to challenge basic democratic norms is in part tactical: whenever populists break such norms, they attract the univocal condemnation of the political establishment. And this of course proves that, as advertised, the populists really do represent a clean break from the status quo. There is thus something performative about populists’ tendency to break democratic norms: while their most provocative statements are often considered gaffes by political observers, their very willingness to commit such gaffes is a big part of their appeal."
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Twain apologized for comments on Twitter, providing more context to her comment in the interview. 

"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 tweeted. "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."

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But LGBTQ fans (and many others) are saying, "Girl, bye!" 

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But others are saying they forgive Twain and continue to the love the icon's music. 

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Some fans are using the hashtag, #WeStandWithShaniaTwain.

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