Shania Twain says pop stars should show skin: ‘I don’t think they’re too sexy now’

Shania Twain

Shania Twain is the subject of a full week of spotlight from ET Canada. Seriously, it is Shania Week up there in the northern latitudes. Of course there’s nothing wrong with that, but I’m trying to figure out the reason for the grand celebration. She doesn’t have an album due until 2014 (although I could be wrong), and that’s still a tentative date. Shania will be on hand for the CMA Awards on Wednesday night, which is the likely cause for the week-long blitz of programming.

In the process of Shania madness on ET Canada, our subject has been asked to weigh in on the (not-so) recent trend of pop stars who freely disrobe. Shania’s response? She’s totally fine with it. Girls … if you want to, then take it off!

On showing skin: “I don’t think [pop stars are] too sexy now. The boundaries are really up to the individual and then it’s up to the viewer whether they like it or not.”

Shania’s role in the trend: “I’m very comfortable with myself. I’m not bearing my midriff for effect or for shock factor … I’m just doing it because I like my midriff.”

On her new album’s “angry side”: Learning of her ex-husband’s affair in 2008, Twain has talked about how the experience left her devastated, to the point where she “didn’t want to live.” Explained Twain, “In real life, when I’m writing this stuff I’m probably swearing every third word as I’m working through all of the emotion that’s really there.”

[From ET Canada]

I agree with Shania that her midriff is a a most excellent midriff. I’ve actually talked to people (not me — I wish I had a treadmill) who have her calendar posted above their treadmills as motivation. At the same time, I think the trend of flesh flashing has certainly progressed in the era of Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. Shania’s amazing tummy baring antics are nothing compared to writhing naked on a wrecking ball.

Power on, Shania.

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

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  1. feebee says:

    That may be why Shania bared her midriff but I don’t think it’s the reasoning behind Miley’s antics and that’s the difference.

    • Hautie says:

      I can remember Country music, as a business, had a friggin heart attack over Shania showing her midriff in a video. (When her fame hit) They were basically calling her a ho, for showing a tiny tiny bit if skin. It was unreal. She really had a hard time with those old men who ran it back then. At least at the time, she had a husband who knew how to handle that bullsh*t. But Shania really did get a lot of grief over it.

      So I am not remotely surprise that she would never say anything negative about anyone else showing off a little skin. No matter if some girls ass… that looked like raw chicken cutlets… hanging out all over her TV.

      • nicegirl says:

        I remember that crud, too. It was a BIG deal back then.

        I love her, especially for her ‘Shania Kids Can’ project. Her success serves so many. It is wonderful.

        POWER ON!

  2. jojo says:

    the other part of this though, is that Shania can actually sing, writes her own songs (for the most part) and, well, has talent. Midriff/looks is just icing on the cake with her.

  3. blue marie says:

    I like her, so beautiful, she dresses for sh-t though.. I can’t even imagine the whole wife swap thing that went on, I’d be mad/hurt for a while. Also, her speaking voice is way different from her singing voice, I never knew.

    • QQ says:

      Everything you said- YESSS!! How can you have that figure and wear so much unflattering stuff?? Also yes!! Her speaking voice is so……no!

      • gg says:

        Came here to say the same thing. I like her a lot, but after I saw her Cheryl Cole version of a sports outfit, which had a matching sequin thong pulled up high out from under her pants I was wondering just how trashy she really was. Horrid. I felt terrible for her getting cheated on and watched her show, but after a couple of episodes got tired of her whinefest. Also, she claimed she couldn’t sing a note but then they showed her singing. wtf? I felt duped because that was the entire premise of the show.

      • Christin says:

        Agree with all of this. Her styling is normally awful. And that show was equally puzzling.

      • Lisa says:

        Her voice is like that because she had a vocal chord problem. I thought it was annoying when I saw her show, but it’s because of that.

    • Lucybelle says:

      @Blue-I HATE this woman’s speaking voice! I was watching the ABC country special last night and I texted my mom “do you find her voice as grating and annoying as I do?” Wow, she is venturing into Fran Drescher territory. Not that she can do anything about it but she has a good singing voice, it’s just so strange to hear her talk. But she is lovely and seems like a classy lady.

  4. Zbornak Syndrome says:

    This woman is so pretty it makes my head hurt

  5. Kit2 says:

    “The boundaries are really up to the individual…”

    Can’t help but wonder whether she’d be quite so liberal and nonchalant about the idea of her own daughter stripping down (or maybe even becoming a stripper… at some point it’s not really much different, is it?), if she had one. Somehow I doubt it but oh well *shrug*

    Anyway, I always liked her.

    • Leila In Wunderland says:

      If she’s tolerant of others’ rights and choices to wear whatever they want and even go naked of they want to, she probably wouldn’t have a problem with an adult daughter doing it as well. That’s how I feel too. I’d feel the same way if I had a son who posed topless, in his underwear, or nude. I bet Channing Tatum’s parents are fine with him.

  6. Nola says:

    She’s right, the pop stars of today aren’t sexy, just borderline silly and gross.

    You’ve always had to be sexy to make it as a pop star but there used to be a glamour about it. Now it just seems like everyone is struggling to be sexy and failing horribly.

  7. It'sJustBlanche says:

    Best stomach ever. She kind I had to show it off. Always so sweet too.

  8. mytbean says:

    It’s not the flashing that bothers as much as the entertainment industries’ joyful willingness to exploit the natural naivety of youth and pimp these kids out under a *brand* that completely relies on porn level sexual antics to sell a product. It cheapens the industry and potentially ruins the reputation of any girl who buys into it to get “famous”.

  9. Stephanie says:

    She is so incredibly beautiful.

  10. aims says:

    I really like Shania. She’s gorgeous and smart. I can’t stand country music, but I was always cool with her music. If I had her body, I’d be showing it off as well.

  11. NorthernGirl_20 says:

    She’s from my hometown.. a lot of her stories of growing up were exagerated .. big time.. we had a Shania Twain Centre that just got shut down because it lost soooo much money. Would be nice if she is able to get as famous as she once was and put us on the map again though.

  12. loie says:

    She may be beautiful, but she has the worst fashion sense. Worst.

  13. Maggie says:

    If it weren’t for Mutt Lange she simply would have been another bar singer. She’s mediocre at best and I really dislike her music.

  14. glaugh says:

    The best music video ever – ANY MAN OF MINE! She is so beautiful in that!

    And why does ET Canada do anything!? haaa I never watched that crapfestival. Or even regular ET. Yuck. When I had a TV, I watched eTalk to get my Canadian celeb scoop.

    • Lisa says:

      She’s beautiful in that 90s glam way (frosted lipstick, anyone?) in the video for You Win My Love. She’s just gorgeous, whether she wears a lot of makeup or not.

  15. Madriani's Girl says:

    She is gorgeous.

  16. Leila In Wunderland says:

    I agree with her. A person has the right to do whatever they please with their physical appearance, and the decisions a person makes in that area doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with them as a person. It’s time to stop imposing our own ‘dress codes’ on other women, people.

  17. Lisa says:

    She and Trisha Yearwood were the reasons I listed country singer as my future occupation in my fifth grade yearbook. I still like to pop in her mid-90s albums from time to time.