Dolly Parton airs opinion about Black Lives Matter

American singer, Dolly Parton
Emeh Joy

Renowned singer, Dolly Parton is making it clear that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement.

The singer addressed several issues in a wide-ranging interview with Billboard magazine. The topics she touched included the protests against racism and police brutality that have swept through the United States following the death of George Floyd.

She voiced her support even though she has not attended the protests.

"I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen. And of course, Black Lives matter. Do we think our little white a**es are the only ones that matter? No!" she said.

The singer also talked about why she renamed a Civil War-themed dinner attraction in her theme park in Tennessee and Missouri.

She changed the name of the Dixie Stampede in 2018 to just Stampede after she learnt that the term, "Dixie" is associated with the confederacy.

"There's such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that," she said while speaking to the magazine.

"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 dumba**. That's where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose".

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