Dolly Parton’s sister Stella’s tweets are ‘racist’ dumpster fire

Dolly Parton’s sister Stella’s tweets are ‘racist’ dumpster fire

Rick Schindler

Country music legend Dolly Parton may be widely regarded as a gem, but her younger sister Stella was recently pulled on social media for a series of increasingly weird posts that were deemed racist.

Stella Parton, who is also a country music singer-songwriter, is very active on Twitter and often posts about national issues and state politics in Tennessee, where she lives. Much of her activism for women and criticism of Trump Republicans has garnered notoriety among progressives, who were quite shocked by what appeared to be anti-black tirades the singer began in February.

“Once I had a neighbor/white man who stole mail from my mailbox and forged the checks I used to pay my monthly bills. The police did nothing. How racist is that? It’s human rights.” parton released February 23 and appears to discredit ongoing racism within police departments. “We all have rights and if someone violates your human rights, it is a crime against you!”

“It was three white police officers who attacked my human rights in my home,” she said followed. “Does that make me a racist too?”

In another tweet thread that day, Parton railed against so-called reverse discrimination.

“Also, there’s a hell of a lot of reverse discrimination in this country,” she said wrote.

“When was the last time black people welcomed or advocated for Native Americans/Native Americans in this country?” parton asked. “It’s all a me-me mentality in America. White people are not all evil and I personally disagree with that accusation. Many of us believe in equality for all.”

That’s when other social media users chimed in and pulled apart Parton’s claims. But Dolly’s younger sister didn’t back down, instead delving into the death of Tire Nichols, critical race theory and illegal immigration – before claiming that white people really were the victims.

“Memphis Tennessee had five black police officers in a (special) squad beat and murder an innocent young black boy for no reason. They lied and said he drove recklessly. A total of seven officers were fired, all black.” parton tweeted. “Was that a racial crime or bad behavior m [sic]? Black comedians stand up and joke about using the N-word, but white people can’t use it. They find that hilarious. How’s that for making things better? Some white people try to make things better, but how about a little help? You have a platform, use it for good, not for division [sic].”

The chaos didn’t end there. On February 24, Parton made a bizarre joke “Two Little Black Children” in Baltimore, who allegedly stole a car with Dolly Parton vanities and then apparently struck it Critical Race Theory for allegedly focusing too much on black history and questioning it Statues of Confederate leaders to be demolished.

The Tennessee native also used a small fender bender to spread anti-immigrant sentiments.

Then, on February 26, she whined that white people were being made to feel like victims.

“Drugs, greed, ego and even more hatred in all layers of our society are the problem, but let’s blame it on the white people as it has to be someone’s fault,” she wrote in a long thread. “No one else will dare to look at themselves. Everyone is guilty of prejudice, bigotry, misogyny, racism, ageism, elitism.”

Ironically, on March 1, Parton recommended the book race baiter by Eric Deegans.

Social media users were quick to call out Parton and explain how she’s missing the mark on racial justice.

“@StellaParton reverse racism isn’t a thing, white people have never been victims of systemic racism,” said one fan tweeted. “Also punishing black Americans for not doing enough to support the people against whom white Americans have committed genocide is an obscene act. So disappointed and disobedient.”

“I followed @StellaParton and believed she was an ally for EVERYONE,” another social media users wrote. “However, her recent spate of hateful, racist tweets has been such a disappointment and so out of character – I honestly hoped it would have been hacked. When I realized it WAS her, I couldn’t unfollow fast enough.”

Others accused Parton of blocking them after trying to have a meaningful conversation.

Parton has claimed that her account has been hacked a few times over the past month, but she’s never made it clear which tweets — aside from those offering relationship advice — weren’t actually hers.

Meanwhile, Dolly has spoken out on Black Lives Matter, donating funds from Whitney Houston’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You” to a black community in Nashville.

In a statement to The Daily Beast about the racism allegations, Stella Parton said her social media followers know she is a firm supporter of equality, Black Lives Matter, women’s rights, reproductive rights, freedom of religion and children.

“All humanity is entitled to equal justice, respect and freedom,” she wrote in an email. “I’ve always felt that way, even before I was growing up in the ’60s. My mother taught us that all human beings are equal in the eyes of the Creator.”

She said her views are not dictated by politics but by “human rights”.

“I am not responsible for how and what people say and do on social media,” she added. “I’m only responsible for myself.”

Representatives for Dolly did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Dolly Parton’s sister Stella’s tweets are ‘racist’ dumpster fire

%d bloggers like this: