Queen of Country Dolly Parton caused a royal commotion over the weekend when excerpts from her recent interview with Billboard highlighted her stance on the Black Lives Matter movement (as we reported here).
Speaking with the Music Bible, the GRAMMY winner revealed:
“…of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white a**es are the only ones that matter? No!”
As with many others who have voiced solidarity with the cause, Parton was no exception to backlash.
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Temporarily popularized by California-based politician/political commentator DeAnna Lorraine, the #BoycottDolly hashtag was among Twitter’s top trending over the weekend.
As it gained traction from those in support of Lorraine, however, those in favor of Dolly hijacked the hashtag and outnumbered the music icon’s detractors.
Lorraine has since deleted the tweet, but it hasn’t stopped Dolly’s devoted followers from continuing their criticism of the politician and others.
Also on the receiving end of side-eyes is Adult Swim voice actor Unknown Hinson (born Stuart Baker) for taking to Twitter to slam Dolly’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ commentary.
His original post (now deleted) stated:
“So, now this freak titted, old Southern bimbo is a BLM Lover? Remember, slut, Rednecks made you a Millionaire!” in the alleged Facebook post that now seems to have been deleted.”
After the hoopla from that post (which included calls for Adult Swim’s TV home Cartoon Network to terminate his employment), he not only retracted the statement but also issued an apology.
“Dear friends, I have sincerely apologized for my post regarding Dolly Parton, BLM, race and everything. I apologized for my actions, my bad choice of words and any offense I may have caused to anyone. I don’t know what else you want from me. If you’re not satisfied with my apology, just tell me what else you want.”
Adult Swim has since fired Baker for his comments.