Dolly Parton addressed North Carolina’s controversial law that discriminates against transgender people during a conference call with reporters. Parton was promoting her new concert tour, the first in two decades, but unlike other major music stars, the country singer will not cancel her upcoming dates in the state.
“Oh, I’ve been seein’ all that commotion. A lot of people are canceling shows and all that. I have no plans to cancel the show. I think I serve better from the stage. I think everybody should be treated great and with respect and everybody knows that about me. I can address that from the stage.
“Through the years everybody has known that I have an open, generous heart and I believe that all people should be treated with respect. I really don’t like to get caught up into controversial issues, and I certainly don’t think it’s fair to the public. I can address whatever my thoughts are, if need be, from the stage.”