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Whoopi Goldberg Slams Critics of Dolly Parton’s Revealing Halftime Outfit

Whoopi Goldberg Slams Critics of Dolly Parton’s Revealing Halftime Outfit

Whoopi Goldberg enjoyed seeing Dolly Parton on Thanksgiving Day as Parton performed during the NFL halftime between Dallas and Washington. But the popular singer also has had plenty of critics pan that AT&T Stadium show.

“Apparently, my turkey wasn’t the only subject online that people were hating,” Goldberg said on a recent episode of The View. “77-year-old superstar Dolly Parton stole the show on Thanksgiving at the Cowboys-Commanders game dressed as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, but some critics told her to act her age. Bite me!”

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Dolly Parton’s Fashion Choices

Cameras panned down to stage level. Parton came out wearing a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader outfit. In case you didn’t know, the styles have changed from year to year. Yet the familiar white go-go boots, blue vest, and hot pants were all part of Parton’s clothes.

“Shame, shame on y’all,” Whoopi Goldberg said, later adding, “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.

“If I look like that in one of them Cowboys things, I might have everything out,” The View cohost Sunny Hostin said. “I don’t know if that’s a belly ring or what, but I want what she has.” A cohost said Parton’s outfit, which appeared to show her stomach, though many speculated that it was actually a skin-colored bodysuit.

Stella Parton wrote, “I personally thought my big sister Dolly was cute as hell in her Dallas Cowboys cheerleading costume at the half time show on Thanksgiving,” Stella wrote Sunday online. “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.”

Last Thursday, Dolly Parton performed four songs to the audience’s delight. She opened up at AT&T Texas Stadium with Jolene, followed by an abbreviated version of 9 to 5. She closed out her tight set with We Are The Champions and We Will Rock You, both from the rock group Queen.