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Dolly Parton makes her feelings known on Black Lives Matter

August 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Dolly Parton's making it clear that she supports the movement against racial injustice. "Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!" she says.

(CNN)Country singer Dolly Parton is making it clear that she supports the Black Lives Matter movement.

In a wide ranging interview with Billboard magazine, the singer addressed various topics, including the protests against racism and police brutality that have swept the United States following the death of George Floyd.

While she has not attended the protests, she voiced her support.

"I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen," she said.

"And of course Black lives matter.

Do we think our little white a**es are the only ones that matter?

In 2018, she changed the name of the Dixie Stampede to just Stampede after she became aware that the term "Dixie" is associated with the Confederacy.

"When they said 'Dixie' was an offensive word, I thought, 'Well, I don't want to offend anybody.

Other country bands such as Lady Antebellum and The Dixie Chicks also changed their names this year for similar reasons.

They go by Lady A and The Chicks, respectively.

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