Dolly Parton, the legendary country singer, has been a fixture in the entertainment industry for decades. Despite her legendary status, she has had to face up to her critics. Recently, she has been facing criticism about her looks, despite the fact that she is approaching her eighties.
Dolly Parton, a Tennessee native, has become a household name in both country music and the celebrity sphere. She has been performing and singing for pretty much her entire life, and she loves to entertain her legions of fans. However, in a recent interview with Pollystar, she revealed that she would not be touring anymore. She explained that she would only do special shows here and there, maybe a long weekend of shows, or just a few shows at a festival. But she had no intention of going on a full-blown tour anymore.
The decision by Dolly Parton not to tour anymore will certainly be missed on the stage. Nevertheless, while her popularity is undeniable, there remain those who criticize her for the way she looks. Her appearance has been a sticking point almost since her career started. In the past, Dolly has even recalled people telling her to ditch her signature look if she ever wanted a real career.
Over the years, the mean comments about her appearance haven’t gone away. If anything, some people feel even more vindicated in labeling Dolly in ways that seem wholly unfair. One Twitter user wrote: “Dolly Parton is One ugly lady,” while another said: “Dolly Parton is so ugly, but she got nice breasts.” Despite all the unkindness and vitriol from folks online, though, Dolly remains upbeat in her defiance. She is perfectly comfortable with her body and looks and isn’t about to change for anyone.
“It costs a lot of money to look this cheap,” she once famously said. Her husband also loves her no matter what, according to Dolly. “He doesn’t care if I’m fat,” said Parton. “He was never turned off. He’s fool enough to think I’m the sexiest, prettiest woman in the world.”
Dolly Parton, however, remains hungry for success and fresh challenges. As per Rolling Stone, she is ready to embrace her 2022 entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and wants to honor it by way of delivering an album that some might consider to be outside of her wheelhouse.
Fans were delighted last year when it became apparent that Dolly Parton was in consideration for a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after her stellar career. However, if sources are to be believed, the superstar herself was initially reluctant to be in the conversation for the honor. The Jolene singer was said to be of the opinion that since her career consists mostly of country music, others were perhaps more suited to finding their way into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In the end, though, the people spoke, and voters decided that Dolly did belong there. In November, she was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and she immediately set about trying to ensure that her selection was justified.
Dolly Parton is a true icon, and despite her critics, she remains one of the most popular and beloved performers of our time. Her talent has transcended decades and styles, and she continues to inspire and entertain people all around the world. While she may be approaching her eighties, Dolly Parton remains as vital and exciting as ever, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
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