In a new interview published at Billboard, legendary country music singer Dolly Parton spoke about her support for the Black Lives Matter movement, saying that she’s fully onboard with the recent protests that popped up across American cities in recent months.
“I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” Parton said. “And of course, Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!”
Parton also spoke about Confederate monuments that have come down. In 2018, she renamed her “Dixie Stampede” Civil War-themed attraction to “Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” admitting that she was guilty of “innocent ignorance” back then.
“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,” she said.
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