Dolly Parton Weighs In On ‘Bathroom Bill’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Dolly Parton said everybody should give respect when asked about the North Carolina “bathroom bill.”

In a recent interview, the 70-year-old country singer gave her opinion about the controversial bathroom law, giving support to the transgender community, according to Huffington Post. (RELATED: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Weighs In on Bathroom Bill With Proposal)

“I think everybody should be treated with respect,” she said. “I don’t judge people and I try not to get too caught up in the controversy of things. I hope that everybody gets a chance to be who and what they are.”

“I just know if I have to pee, I’m going to pee,” she added. “I don’t care where it’s going to be.” (RELATED: Singer Writes Expletive-Filled Rant Against NC Bathroom Bill)

Performers like Nick Jonas, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, and Ringo Starr have canceled shows over the state’s so-called “bathroom bill’ that says when transgender people use government buildings they must use the restroom that coincides with the gender they were born with.

However, Parton did not follow suit and performed a show recently as part of her “Pure and Simple” tour in the state.