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.”
What did we do to deserve her?!!! Imagine a world where we all looked at life like Dolly does…I’d move there yesterday. https://t.co/tCrQVUttYN
— Cole Swindell (@coleswindell) February 18, 2021