dolly parton makes her opinion known about the racial protests
Black Lives Matter.
We shouldn't have to repeat or make it a slogan or carry a homemade sign about it. This should be somethting taken for granted and not seen as a threat. Although many white people has spoken for it they're so many more who still think we as a people should only be counted as 3/5 human and speak very loudly against it.
Praise God that singer/musician Dolly Parton is not of the latter group and she has made that known in a way that only Dolly Parton can.
Billboard has just released a cover article featuring the country music legend that talks about her empire and how she is planning the continuation of her legacy after she is gone. However the most talked about portion of this article has nothing to do with her music or business holdings like Dollywood. It has to do with the subject of Black Lives Matter and she made her stance perfectly clear.
“I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” Parton said in the article. “And of course, Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!”
Parton also talked about changing the name of a park ride at Dollywood after receiving complaints about the word 'Dixie' in the name.
“When they said ‘Dixie’ was an offensive word, I thought, ‘Well, I don’t want to offend anybody. This is a business. We’ll just call it The Stampede.’ As soon as you realize that [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don’t be a dumbass. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose.”
We are so glad that Dolly Parton is reppin' as an ally for the culture. Twitter is also happy about it.
Between Dolly Parton's quiet COVID research fund, BLM support, and her sending generations of children books through the USPS, at 74, she continues to be one of the most relevant and ever timely people of every era.— rafael shimunov (@rafaelshimunov) August 13, 2020
Dolly Parton expresses support for BLM, explains why she took the word Dixie off a Dollywood ride 3 years ago:— Julie Cohen (@FilmmakerJulie) August 13, 2020
"As soon as you realize [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don’t be a DUMBASS." pic.twitter.com/VdtDxFwVlg
YOU: While it’s true that many noble men and women served proudly in the Confederacy and it is part of our nation’s history, times do change and it is important that we find ways to honor our past while also acknowledging the progress of the last hundred years...— Tyler Huckaveep (@TylerHuckabee) August 13, 2020
DOLLY PARTON: pic.twitter.com/ESbHHnTGym
Just casually retweeting this for reference whenever anyone tries to excuse bigotry in older folks because they're "people of their time" or whatever nonsense. Dolly Parton is 74. https://t.co/7yh3Ybz8zI— Seven (@daisy20071) August 13, 2020
“Do We Think Our Little White Asses Are the Only Ones That Matter?”— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 13, 2020
This is why Dolly Parton has been, and always will be a queen. https://t.co/EgtonmfTj2
Dolly bringin' the pain.https://t.co/2oF9VqH8hK— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) August 13, 2020
“All these good Christian people that are supposed to be such good Christian people, the last thing we’re supposed to do is to judge one another. God is the judge, not us. I just try to be myself. I try to let everybody else be themselves.”https://t.co/ROOF2U9k2q— Gwen Graham (@GwenGraham) August 13, 2020