Dolly Parton Shuts Down Political Questions

Dolly Parton is clear about her role.

The country music legend refused to take the bait during a recent interview with Nightline when the conversation turned political.

“Of course I have my own opinions about everybody and everything,” she told journalist David Wright. “But I learned a long time ago, you keep your damn mouth shut if you want to stay in show business.

“I’m not in politics. I’m an entertainer.”

Parton explained she doesn't talk about her political views because it could offend some of her fans.

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The questions turned political when the topic of 9 to 5 revival was discussed. The 1980 film addressed sexism and male chauvinism in the workplace and mirrors the similar modern-day issues brought to the forefront by the recent “Me Too” movement. 

While Parton wouldn’t touch on polarizing topics, she did express support for the victims who have come forward to tell their stories. 

“I think [discrimination against women] is always going to be a part of our society. At least now it’s been brought to the forefront,” she said. “I think everyone that’s ever been abused in any way should come forward to and should be listened to, be heard.”

Original article by Dustin Stout at iHeartRadio