The famous country singer, Dolly Parton finally voiced her opinions out on Black Lives Matter. In an interview with Billboard magazines, she made her support clear for The Black Lives Matter movement.
In the interview with above mentioned company, Dolly Parton talked about various topics. Some of which were, racial discrimination in the country. Apparently, the conversation shifted towards the police brutality prevailing in the country. Especially after George Floyd’s death. The singer said,
“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!”
However, She did not actively take part in the protests, supporting the movement.
Dolly also talked about why she changed the name of the restaurant in her theme-park in Tennessee. The original name of the food place was “The Dixie Stampede”. Later the singer changed it to “The Stampede”. When asked the reason behind it, Dolly shared the confederate associations with “Dixie”. Hence, the change in name of the place. She told the magazine,
“There’s such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that, 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 dumba**. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose.”
Love for Dolly Parton flooded across after fans heard her views on the Black Lives Matter movement.
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