Dolly Parton Apologizes for Gay T-Shirt Incident
We told you in July about the lesbian who was forced to turn her pro-gay marriage t-shirt inside out in order to enter Dollywood’s Splash Country. The situation sucked, the handling of it sucked, but we remained confident that when Dolly herself heard of the shenanigans, there would be hell to pay.
Homegirl makes us proud today by releasing an apology to Olivier Odom, and her family for the trouble that went down.
“I am truly sorry for the hurt or embarrassment regarding the gay and lesbian t-shirt incident at Dollywood’s Splash Country recently. Everyone knows of my personal support of the gay and lesbian community. Dollywood is a family park and all families are welcome.”
Dolly adds that the policies on clothing or signs with profanity or controversial messages are in place to protect the person wearing the shirt and keep disturbances at the park to a minimum. Dolly concludes saying, “I am looking further into the incident and hope and believe it was more policy than insensitivity. I am very sorry it happened at all.”
Big thanks to Olivier for being brave enough to speak out about the embarrassing situation, and to Dolly for making it right!
(via ABC News)