Shania Twain’s advice for her LGBTI fans
Shania Twain has a very close relationship with LGBTI fans.
Last year, she was the special guest at a Spotify event in New York City. When one fan asked: ‘If you had one message to tell the LGBTQ community – especially in this very volatile time and current events we’re going through – what would you tell them?
She responded: ‘I’d just say, you know what: “I’m alive, I think I’m gonna be okay.” That’s what I would say.’
She added: ‘It’s so difficult to face your fears and I think a lot of people in this day and age are hopefully getting more comfortable with who they are and who are they are in their own skin.’
‘That’s everything. Just facing your fears, carrying on, moving on and being grateful that you lived through it because we have to look at the others who don’t make it to the other side and be grateful that we have,’ she finished.
She also added: ‘Gratitude is important.’
After public backlash, Shania Twain took to Twitter to explain her reasoning behind her comments on President Trump.
In a four-part thread, she tweeted: ‘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.
‘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,’ she said.