Dolly Parton has declined to have a statue of herself built outside the Tennessee State Capitol, saying that, while she’s “humbled” by the idea, she doesn’t think it’s right at this time. In a statement, Parton said, “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.” Parton has been lauded for her support of the Black Lives Matter movement and for a sizable donation she made for the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.

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