Dolly Parton Doesn’t Want A Statue Of Her Erected In The Tennessee State Capitol
Politicians keep trying to court Dolly Parton‘s favor with flowers, but she keeps batting them away! Now, we can all understand why she declined the wilted gas station carnations Donald Trump tried to lure her into The White House with, but Dolly is so humble and free from ego she’s even declined the opportunity to have a statue of her installed on the Capitol grounds of her home state of Tennessee. According to WBIR News, a house committee introduced a bill in January “requesting the State Capitol Commission to start planning the installation of a statue of Dolly Parton on capitol grounds,” but apparently nobody bothered to ask Dolly if he wanted to see her likeness used as an outhouse for pigeons.
Dolly says she’s humbled, but also no thanks. She doesn’t want to be put on a pedestal at this time, not when people are suffering, which is exactly what someone who deserves to be put on a pedestal would say! WBIR reports:
Dolly Parton is grateful for the Tennessee legislature’s consideration of a bill to install a statue of her on the Capitol grounds but doesn’t think this is an appropriate time to do so. Dolly Parton went on to Twitter to express her gratitude and her opinion on the bill, indicating that she had asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill.
Dolly posted her response to the bill on Twitter.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) February 18, 2021
General Nathan Bedford Forrest could never! In fact, over the summer, there was a petition going around to have the bust of the Confederate General and former KKK Grand Wizard, which currently on display in the Tennessee State Capitol, replaced with a statue of Dolly. So maybe she’s seen the truly deranged statue of General Forrest that sits just outside of Nashville and wisely decided to take no part in the local arts scene.
Just like with that busted-ass statue of Melania Trump — you just can’t hide the ugly inside. If they built one of Dolly, it would probably glow with such radiance and light it would strike blind anyone who dared look upon its glorious visage. Maybe that’s why she declined. More likely though, Dolly probably didn’t want to see state funds wasted trying to get enough iron smelted in order to get her wig and boobs sculpted to scale when that money could be better used helping out folks in need. WBIR adds “the bill explains that there will be a separate account within the state general fund that will be known as the Dolly Parton fund. The fund is for the design, construction, and installation of the statue.” What does she need a statue for anyway when she’s got an entire line of wigs and theme park named in her honor. Again, General Nathan Bedford Forrest could NEVER!