Dolly Parton is a firm believer of staying true to oneself.
And she proves that time and time again with her larger-than-life persona.
While the bubbly blonde has a ginormous following of conservative fans, she’s also not afraid to show her support for the LGBTQ community.
Earlier this year, Dolly joined the debate when North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory passed the states HouseBill2 — an anti-LGBTQ “bathroom bill” that doesn’t allow transgender people to use the bathroom that they identify with.
“I think everybody should be treated with respect,” Dolly tells CNN Money, “I try not to get too caught up in all the controversy of things. I hope everybody gets a chance to be who and what they are.”
She then added, “I just know if I have to pee, I’m going to pee — I don’t care where it’s going to be.”
While a handful of big names like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato chose to cancel their tour stops in North Carolina, Dolly didn’t let the media drama get in the way of her June 5 concert in Greensboro, N.C., as part of her Pure and Simple Tour.
On June 10, Dolly will take her tour to the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in Northfield, Ohio. Then on June 11, she will head to Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino.