Dolly Parton is asking legislators not to consider a bill to erect a statue in her likeness at the moment.
The 75-year-old music icon spoke out in a statement on Thursday (February 17).
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“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,” she revealed.
“Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time. 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, I’ll continue to try and do good work to make this great state proud.”
Earlier in the month, Dolly explained why she hasn’t gotten the coronavirus vaccine yet.
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