Dolly Parton is an American treasure. And I’m not even going to make a boob joke, even though I just did. She’s donated 100,000,000 books to kids who need them. Once she told Elvis Presley “suck it, I’m keeping the publishing rights” when he wanted to cover “I Will Always Love You.” I was even reading recently, even though I can’t find the link, that when a storm hit Tennessee, she paid people’s utility bills until they got back on their feet.
ABC DOUCHE: The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical portrayed so effectively in (9 to 5) by actor Dabney Coleman hasn’t exactly disappeared from the culture. We have a president of the United States who said the things on that bus.
DOLLY: I’m not addressing that. I do not get into that. Of course I have my opinion about everybody and everything. But I learned a long time ago, keep your damn mouth shut if you want to stay in show business. I’m not in politics. I am an entertainer.
ABC DOUCHE: And yet you’re also a role model.
DOLLY: Yes, I am. That’s why I don’t talk about people.
So we’re clear, I personally don’t think celebrities need to keep quiet. They have the same right to talk about politics as bloggers do. Or radio show hosts. Or even your Uncle Melvin who can’t help but to talk about politics.
The issue here is the media’s decided every living human NEEDS to talk bout politics all the time. But only if they’re willing to bash Trump.
Thankfully there are still people like Dolly who won’t play along.