Longtime LGBTQ ally Dolly Parton was able to shut down those opposed to allowing transgender people to use the bathroom matching their gender identity with just one soundbite a mere 14 seconds long. Yup, 14, as in 9+5, an ironic number since one of her hit songs is “9 to 5.”
““I think everybody should be treated with respect,” Parton told CNN Money, in a video posted to its Facebook page on Friday. “I don’t judge people. I try not to get too caught up in the controversy of things. I hope that everybody gets a chance to be who and what they are. I just know if I have to pee, I’m going to pee, I don’t care where it’s going to be.”
The legendary country crooner, songwriter and pop singer held a concert in Greensboro, N.C. that day, deciding to not join a boycott by other performers including Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, that is hurting local businesses.
Parton was asked by CNN Money what she thought of North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the law that restricts transgender people from using any bathroom except one matching the gender indicated on their birth certificates.
Watch her answer in the brief video posted on Facebook below: