One of the most obnoxious things is when Hollywood entertainers comment on what is going on in Washington, DC. Because their job is to entertain and not to be involved in politics. Most Americans agree, which is why they are becoming increasingly unpopular. Which is why this latest announcement regarding country music signed Dolly Parton will make you happy.
Biz Pac Review reported,
“Reaching all the way back to the iconic 1980 movie “9 to 5,” which featured Dolly Parton, ABC News tried in vain to get country music legend to denounce President Donald Trump by likening him to the sexist boss in the film. “The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical portrayed so effectively in that movie by actor Dabney Coleman hasn’t exactly disappeared from the culture,” said Nightline correspondent David Wright. “We have a president of the United States who said the things on that bus.” That a “journalist” can espouse such rank bias without a trace of shame is another matter altogether, but Parton proved to be a little too sharp for Wright’s taste.
“I’m not addressing that. I do not get into that,” the singer declared. “Of course I have my opinion about everybody and everything. But I learned a long time ago, keep your damn mouth shut if you want to stay in show business. I’m not in politics. I am an entertainer.” Amen! Not only does that explain Dolly’s success over the years and why she is so beloved, it’s also a valuable lesson liberal entertainers can learn from. “And yet you’re also a role model,” Wright interjected, in a feeble attempt to guilt the singer into trashing the president.
Of course, this is the same journalist who once likened Sarah Palin, the first woman in history to earn the Republican Party’s vice-presidential nomination, to a “Barbie” doll. So much for his take on role models. In light of all the focus on sexual harassment, prompted by a number of Hollywood scandals, Parton said that she and “9 to 5” co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are in agreement to “do another one.”
But Dolly Parton isn’t just great because she knows when to keep her mouth shut about politics but because of the philanthropist she is. NPR reported,
“The Library of Congress hosted a very special guest at story time this week:
Dolly Parton. The country music legend is also a champion of early childhood literacy, through her Imagination Library. Every month, the nonprofit program mails a free book to more than a million children — from infants to preschoolers. Parton visited the Library of Congress on Tuesday to celebrate a major milestone in the Imagination Library’s history: delivery of its 100 millionth book. Not bad for a program Parton founded more than two decades ago as a small, local effort to help kids in her native Sevier County, Tennessee.
Dolly Parton is at the Library of Congress this morning to donate the 100 millionth book from her nonprofit, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library pic.twitter.com/LPPdLQ7MAj
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) February 27, 2018
“We never thought it would be this big,” she told NPR in a quiet, wood-paneled room off the library’s Great Hall. “I just wanted to do something great for my dad and for my home county and, at the most, maybe a couple of counties over. But then it just took wings of its own, and I guess it was meant to be.” Parton’s inspiration for the Imagination Library was deeply personal: her father, Robert Lee Parton. Like many people of his generation, he began working at a young age to help support his family.
“My dad didn’t get the chance to go to school. And Daddy couldn’t read and write, and that was kind of crippling to him,” Parton said. “He was such a smart man, though. He just had such good common sense. They call it horse sense in the country.” “But Daddy thought it was just something he couldn’t learn after he was grown, so he never tried to learn to read and write. And that was just kind of embarrassing to him,” she continued. “But I didn’t want Daddy to feel embarrassed.”
Parton was determined to give the children of Sevier County something her father never had: early access to books. She started the Imagination Library in 1995, and involved her father, too. He was able to see the program take off before he died in 2000. “He got to hear the kids call me ‘The Book Lady.’ He got a big kick out of that,” she said. “But he took great pride and felt like he’d helped do something special.””
Parton is exactly the type of entertainer we need in Hollywood. She is amazing at her given craft and she doesn’t needlessly get involved in politics. Not only because if you’re conservative and in Hollywood voicing your opinion is the death of you but because she knows there is a line in the sand you don’t cross.
Shame on the reporter for trying to goad her into making comments about politics when that was not the point of the interview. Any journalist who tries to do that is not doing their due diligence and is not a real reporter, they should be ashamed of themselves because everyone else sees right through them.
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H/T Biz Pac Review
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