Saturday, September 23, 2017

Americans are such a fickle lot...

Last night, just before Mr. Bill and I fell asleep, I read a news article about Dolly Parton being in Dutch with her fans.  It seems Ms. Parton was at the Emmys on Sunday night and was joined on stage by Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, her co-stars in the 1980 film, 9 to 5.  It probably should not have come as a surprise that Ms. Fonda and Ms. Tomlin both took the opportunity to bash Donald Trump.  Dolly didn't say a word, but her fans are apparently pissed at her for not objecting or simply walking off the stage in protest.


I think Dolly looks a little caught off guard...  9 to 5 was one of the few movies I ever saw in the theater.  I was 8 years old.

It's not lost on me that a lot of Dolly's biggest fans are Trump supporters.  Some of them are evidently disgusted that Dolly had anything to do with the anti-Trump rant.  Always the consummate professional, Dolly redirected the comments, but people are still upset with her.

All I can say is that Americans sure are fickle.  Why blame Dolly for what two other very well-known left leaning actresses said on TV?  Dolly Parton has had an amazing career and has done so much good for so many people.  It's not her fault that her former co-stars got political, although I happen to fully agree with what Ms. Fonda and Ms. Tomlin said.  Donald Trump is a huge embarrassment and he is a sexist, lying, hypocritical bigot.  However, although entertainers get political all the time, I happen to agree with those who think there is a time and a place for everything.

Oh well.  I doubt Dolly cares if her fans throw away their albums or quit going to Dollywood.  She's made a fantastic career for herself and she'll be fine.  And plenty of people won't be offended by celebrities launching barbs at Trump.  He deserves it.

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  1. Trump supporters are often so stupid that the conventional logic we would see in the situation of Dolly saying nothing totally goes over their heads.

    i have mixed feelings about Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem, but once trumops starts bashing the athletes who don't stand during the national anthem, it almost makes me want to support them. And Trump is incredibly lacking in decorum. wasn't there a time in the very recent past that a U.s. president would not have referred to anyone as a 'son of a bitch' in an actual speech. i'm not naive about how people talk in less formal settings, and I really don't care, but it just doesn't seem fitting under formal circumstances to use such language. and i also don't like that he seems to see everything from an "owner's" perspective. I suspect he thinks only the "owners" of the world are important and worth considering.

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    1. I am just glad I don't have to watch that shit in real time. Trump makes my skin crawl.

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