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Dolly Parton’s Sister Slams Critics of Risque Halftime Outfit, Sets Internet Ablaze

Dolly Parton’s Sister Slams Critics of Risque Halftime Outfit, Sets Internet Ablaze

Ready to stand up for her big sister, Dolly Parton, Stella Parton took to X (formerly Twitter) to defend the country music legend’s outfit choice for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show during the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders’ Thanksgiving Day game.

Following several days of her sister getting criticized for the outfit, which was a replica of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader uniforms, Stella had some thoughts. “I personally thought my big sister Dolly was cute as hell in her Dallas Cowboys cheerleading costume at the halftime show on Thanksgiving,” Parton declared. 

Dolly Parton’s younger sister also had some choice words for the critics. “To those of you being so critical of a 77-year-old kicking up her heels, I say f— yourself. Shame on you not her.”

The country music icon’s sibling wasn’t the only one standing up for her publicly. Longtime The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg also slammed those criticizing Parton’s halftime show ensemble. 

During The View’s Monday (Nov. 27) episode, the Ghost star shared her thoughts about the situation. “77-year-old superstar Dolly Parton stole the show on Thanksgiving at the Cowboys-Commanders game dressed as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader,” Goldberg explained. “But some critics told her to act her age. Bite me!”

Goldberg also called out those attacking Dolly Parton. “Shame, shame on y’all. She’s somebody who doesn’t care what you think. She’s someone who’s thinking for herself, and I’d like to see each and every one of you haters … do half of what she did on that stage. Let’s see your dance videos that you haven’t cleaned up. Don’t be shady, man. Life’s too short.”

Dolly Parton Reflects on Assembling Rock and Roll Stars for Her New Album ‘Rockstar’ 

During the ABC News special Dolly Parton – From Rhinestones to Rock & Roll, Dolly Parton spoke about finally being able to do her first rock and roll album at the age of 77. 

“I really had to be rock ’n’ roll,” Parton explained, noting she didn’t want to do album country. “I did not wanna do this rock half-a—.”

Dolly Parton also recalled all the first thoughts that came to mind while working on the album. “ I thought, ‘If I am going to do a rock album, I’m gonna have to really, really, really work at it.’”

Although switching music genres might have been somewhat intimidating for the younger Dolly, Parton was excited to do it now. “I ain’t afraid of much anymore. I’ve always said my desire to do something is greater than my fear of it, and so that was the attitude that I had with this.”