Iconic country music singer-songwriter and actress Dolly Parton has fans of every stripe, spanning the entirety of the political spectrum. It was sad, then, that this legend ended up making such a blunder through making a recent appearance at the Emmy Awards.
This annual television awards show, run by and for the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, California, ended up being little more than a forum for liberal celebrities to get on stage and trash Republican President Donald Trump for having a strong conservative agenda.
During the broadcast, she went onstage with liberal actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda to present an award, and she stood silently with them as they zinged President Trump by saying, “In [9 to 5], we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.”
Nobody seemed to be happy by Parton’s presence onstage while that demeaning joke was told. Conservatives were upset that Parton stood silently while they told that joke, and did not speak up against it. Liberals were angry because Parton just stayed silent and did not actively participate in the telling of the joke.
Parton recently defended herself during an appearance on Fox & Friends, saying, “Everybody knows I don’t do politics. I’ve got as many Republican fans as Democrats and I don’t want to make any of them made at me. I don’t play politics. Plus, I’m an entertainer. I don’t usually voice my opinion in a situation like that.” She added about the Emmys, “I was a little nervous, but I knew I wasn’t going to play the game. A lot of people got mad at me because I didn’t say something. I thought, ‘what if I had said something.’ I didn’t know what to say. I just always go to a boob joke if all else fails.” Do you still support Dolly Parton, or are you angry with her?
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