Dolly Parton is a music icon.
However, the Country singer is equally as iconic for saying exactly how she feels. In a new interview with Billboard, she doesn’t hold anything back when voicing her support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Her words below:
“I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen. And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white a**es are the only ones that matter? No!”
The ‘Jolene’ singer also revealed why she renamed her Dixie Stampede dinner attraction Dolly Parton’s Stampede as she became aware of the hurt that the term “Dixie” is associated with, saying:
“There’s such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that. As soon as you realize that [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don’t be a dumba**. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose.”
And we will always love her for it.