I saw something truly fascinating and infuriating happen on social media on Sunday. Country music legend, Shania Twain, — a Canadian — was figuratively lit on fire over comments she made in an interview with The Guardian.

Twain, who is not an American citizen and therefore cannot vote, said in part:

“I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain told The Guardian. “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,” Twain added. “And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?”

Got that?

Twain doesn’t like politicians who hide who they really are. She thinks that’s what most voters usually get and she doesn’t like it.

So, regardless of Donald Trump’s positions on issues — does anyone really know exactly what they are? — Twain liked the fact that he was a more candid and true-to-himself candidate in 2016 than anyone else. I’d wager she liked deceased Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as well. Just a guess.

Again, remember Shania Twain cannot actually vote in any elections in the United States.

This fact didn’t matter. Twain found herself in the sights of a Twitter mob. Where markedly gays and other overwhelmingly progressive groups reside.

Anyone who was angered over this simply marked themselves as someone who prefers being lied to. That is the singular point in the outrage here.

Because Twain said she would’ve voted for Trump because he’s shown people who he is, no matter how despicable that person is, she finds it politically preferable to most politicians.

There is an absolute library of content one could point to where Trump’s prime adversary and her husband have been precisely the opposite of what they’ve claimed. Anyone with a clear outlook knows Hillary Clinton’s non-support and outright attacks of women who get in her way for any reason — even if her husband has abused them — is in direct conflict of the person she and her sycophants declare she is.

Shania Twain eschewed the idea of hypothetically voting for Clinton over Trump.

Are you kidding me?

This is what is causing an angry mob to form? Anyone upset about a non-U.S. citizen who cannot vote saying they would vote for one candidate over the other because they seemed more honest about who they are is FANTASTICALLY RIDICULOUS.

I’m sorry for yelling, but this is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of.

But, you know what? Well done to the Twitter mob.

Well done to the thought and speech police that actually hounded her to the point she actually apologized.

Well done on your sad sack apology. Feel better now? You’ve taught another artist not to say unpopular thoughts. It’s like the 1950’s all over again.

So weird how the ideologies of the past creep up. Hollywood wants McCarthy, and Trump supporters want the post-WWII economy back.

The end-game here is fun for no one.

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