Dolly Parton Asks Lawmakers Not to Erect a Statue of Her: It’s Not ‘Appropriate at This Time’

Dolly Parton revealed on Thursday that she’s asked Tennessee legislatures not to erect a statue of her at this time.

She wrote the following:

“I want to thank the Tennessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds. I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration.”

“Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time,” she continued. “I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I’m certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean.”

In the meantime, Dolly says she’ll “continue to try to do good work to make this great state proud.”

Couldn’t agree more Cole!