In a new interview with Billboard magazine, Dolly Parton talks about a wide range of topics, including her support for the BLM movement.
While Dolly Parton has not attended BLM marches, Billboard described her support for the movement as “unequivocal.”
They quote Parton as saying “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen. And of course Black lives matter.”
“Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!”
When discussing her philosophy of life, Parton says “First of all, I’m not a judgmental person.”
She adds: “I do believe we all have a right to be exactly who we are, and it is not my place to judge. All these good Christian people that are supposed to be such good Christian people, the last thing we’re supposed to do is to judge one another.”
“God is the judge, not us. I just try to be myself. I try to let everybody else be themselves.”
As did the group formerly known as “The Dixie Chicks” and who are now just “The Chicks,” Parton decided to remove the word “Dixie” from her dinner show attraction, which is now simply called “The Stampede.”
“There’s such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that,” she explained.
“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 dumb*ss. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose.”