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Legendary bombshell and one of the most-loved names in music, Dolly Parton, recently opened up to a news outlet about her thoughts on the highly-controversial “bathroom law” in North Carolina.
Many artists like Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Ringo Starr, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, and others have cancelled their forthcoming concerts in the state in protest of the law known as “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act House Bill 2”.
Still, other artists who have publicly acknowledged their disapproval of the law say that they will still perform as scheduled. Cyndi Lauper, Gregg Allman, and Mumford & Sons are among those.
Mumford & Sons even have tried to turn the tables by donating all the profits from their performance(s) in the state to causes benefitting LGBTQ organizations.
Dolly Parton is one of the artists holding an upcoming concert in the state, but hadn’t spoken about the controversy – until now.
In an interview with FOX 8/CNN, Parton speaks out about her upcoming Greensboro concert.
“I try not to get too caught up in the controversy of things,” she admitted. She didn’t specifically take a stance on the bill, but did show which way she leans.
“I think everybody should be treated with respect,” She said. “I don’t judge people. I hope that everybody gets a chance to be who and what they are.”
Parton has been a very vocal advocate of living life without judgement and accepting people as who and what they are.
But, what would Dolly do if she encountered a transgender person in the bathroom with her? It sounds like it wouldn’t matter to her.
“I just know if I have to pee, I’m going to pee, I don’t care where it’s going to be.”
What do you think of Dolly’s statements?
Watch the country legend sing a great cover of the famous Captain & Tennille hit, “Love Will Keep Us Together” in the video below!
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