During an interview with Billboard, Country music legend Dolly Parton shared he support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” the 74-year-old Parton said, referring to the latest wave of racial justice protests sweeping the United States. “And of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!”
Other segments of the interview detail Parton’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the singer’s donation of $1 million toward coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the release of her inspirational song “When Life Is Good Again.”
“As the Scripture says, ‘To whom much is given, much is required.’” Parton said. “So I look at my life with that every day and think that God expects it of me. … If I can be an inspiration, then I want to be that. That makes me feel good.”
— billboard (@billboard) August 14, 2020
The interview didn’t seem to sit well with supporters of Donald Trump. Many of them took to Twitter to express their outrage with the country star.
Dolly Parton just said she supports Black Lives Matter.
My heart is literally broken.
Guess it’s time to #BoycottDolly.
— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress) August 14, 2020
Oh that breaks my heart I Loved Dolly! Well everybody’s true colours come out in the wash time to boycott Dolly🥴
— Lailani Bennett (@LailaniBennett) August 14, 2020
Unfortunately I had to turn off her Netflix show by about the 3rd episode because it got too left leaning shoving agenda down my throat. I was and still am so disappointed.
— PatriotArcher (@Patriot_Archer) August 14, 2020
She said "Of course Black lives matter". I did not read in the article that she said she "supports", "gives money to", "joins protests", ect…This is just MEDIA spin on words.
— SickOfFauciKLC🇺🇸 (@conrepklc66) August 14, 2020
I really love Dolly and I’m extremely disappointed in her if she meant supporting the Marxist company of BLM. Now if she’s simply stating that yes BLM then I’m okay. I want to give her the benefit of the doubt and pray she isn’t supporting that Marxist organization.
— TexasToSpain (@HSWT2020) August 14, 2020
I knew this was coming
Have loved Dolly forever!when she started popping up in the limelight again in the last year or two.. my dander was up. She knows about the satanic ritual child sex trafficking!! Yet has stayed silent! You don’t become that famous without knowing.
— therese (@MertzTherese) August 14, 2020
Yep. Dolly spent a lot of time in the Hollywood Swamp. I am disappointed that she did not condemn the riotous, divisive and dangerous behavior of BLM leaders and most adherents to the BLM who have contempt for the men and women in Blue.
— Scipio (@Scipio2Scipio) August 14, 2020
She’s senile. She was told to say something and she did. Wonder what she will do when they show up at her door demanding she move out because it’s now their house….it’s what they are doing in Seattle now.
— 5gentexan for TRUMP! 🇺🇸😜🙀🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@5gentexan) August 14, 2020
That is horrible. She always stayed out of politics. Breaks my heart she has gone to the dark side 🙁
— A Life Of Fun – Kim Fergie Ferguson (@ALifeOfFunKimF1) August 14, 2020
When will people wake up to the fact that any entertainer with lifelong commercial success had to sell out to get there?
— he@ther (Parler: @OceanOracle) (@Heather73931873) August 14, 2020
I heard her once say she would not mention her political preference publicly because she felt it would offend half of her fan base. Well, she just announced to the world who she is affiliated with and it's not us! I now have to add another one onto my list of "no not support".
— ❤️🤍💙OS CoastalGal❤️🤍💙 (@freemind5960) August 14, 2020
It's disappointing, I agree but when you think about her whole career you put the pieces together. Something wasn't quite right for me.
— ARB (@aussiegirl3333) August 14, 2020
I discovered dolly was bad months ago. If you go to her Dollywood foundation website, you see the symbol of a butterfly. She supports BLM and oh she reads to your children. pic.twitter.com/cNKKrD5zcs
— Crystal (@CrystalDawn2714) August 14, 2020