Dolly Parton is Waiting Until Other People Have The COVID Vaccine She Helped Fund Before She Gets it Herself

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It’s not like we needed any more reasons to love Dolly Parton, but her latest comment about the COVID vaccine proves we need to protect her at all costs…

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It’s no secret that we absolutely adore her. And now she has proved once again why she is and always will be an icon…

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Finally!

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Born in Locust Ridge, she was the fourth child of a whopping twelve.

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She has credited a lot of her family members for helping mold her musicality, but particularly Uncle Bill Owens for getting her foot in the door of the industry.

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After landing a coveted spot on The Porter Wagoner Show, she saw her name in lights very quickly.

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In 1975 and ’76, the Country Music Association awarded her with Female Country Singer of the Year and during this time, she was also working on moving into the pop market in order to further her career.

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It won a Grammy Award and in the following years, she tucked a couple more of the prestigious accolades under her belt.

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Her iconic country glam style was recognized all over the world and her distinct million-dollar smile granted her with millions of fans.

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In the ’80s, Dolly made appearances in films such as Nine to Five, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Steel Magnolias.

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And she’s proven her status over and over again. Here are some of her most iconic moments throughout her career.

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Do you remember when she reunited with her 9-5 co-stars? Of course, you do, because it’s the same day she made that hilarious vibrator joke on stage.

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Dolly congratulated Grace and Frankie for their nomination, and then added this:

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“I just hope I’m going to get one of those Grace and Frankie vibrators in my swag bag tonight.” And everyone had the same shocked but amused look on their face. It was pretty funny, to say the least.

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Now, over the past few months, we’ve heard celebrities speaking out against the treatment of Black folks in society, but Dolly Parton took hers to a whole other level.

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This is what she said when the interviewer at Billboard asked her for her opinion on the social movement: “Of course Black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!”

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But Dolly knows what’s up and we love her for it.

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Dolly’s appearance is iconic, right? But that doesn’t mean it didn’t attract a lot of negative attention for the way she looked.

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In multiple interviews, she has talked about being defined by her makeup or her cosmetic surgeries, saying this: “I’d like to think I have a brain beneath this wig and a heart beneath the boobs.”

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Sitting down with Reese Witherspoon, the country singer expressed her true thoughts on the matter saying “don’t let these false eyelashes lead you to believe that I’m as phony as I look – Because I run true and deep.” She’s the ultimate bad b****.

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The New York Times asked Dolly if she liked seeing her fans turn up to her concerts dressed up as her and her response was nothing short of heartwarming.

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“When I do ‘Jolene’ and I see a bunch of drag queens out there, I start singing ‘Drag Queen, Drag Queen, please don’t take my man!’ I have a huge gay following and I’m proud of them. Sometimes, some of them look more like me than I do.”

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Back in 2006, the Oscar for Best Original Song seemed like it was going to be an easy win for Dolly, but the hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia (who also became the first-ever hip-hop group to win the award) came through shocking everyone.

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This is the content we’re living for.

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The country singer is not just concerned with her own career, as she has been involved in numerous charities to aid children and their own educational ventures.

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It aims to provide children with free books from the day they’re born until they are 5 years old and since it was started, Dolly’s sent over 141 million books to children around the world. Wow.

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One of the best qualities is her humor. She’s not afraid to have a little bit of fun whether it be on social media…

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While filming on the set of 9 to 5, in between takes, she asked Jane Fonda, “Do you know what’s green and smells like Miss Piggy?”

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3. When she exposed her husband.

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While being interviewed for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Dolly revealed that her husband was more excited about the fact that she was going to be working with Jennifer Aniston than she was because he had a massive crush on her. I mean, who doesn’t?

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“He can’t even get it out to pee, much less get it up for three.” And that sends Jimmy off his chair and straight onto the floor laughing. She just likes to keep things real with us.

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On the show, Dolly told Jimmy that she thinks he “fantasizes about having a threesome with us,” leaving the host scandalized.

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2. When she denied Elvis Presley half the rights to her song.

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She told us that Elvis really wanted to record “I Will Always Love You” but he also asked for half the publishing rights.

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So she rejected the collaboration in order to honor her morals. And then when Whitney Houston recorded the award-winning track, she knew she had made “the best decision.”

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1. When she donated $1 million to fund coronavirus research.

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Dolly made sure she did her bit to help us all throughout the pandemic, donating a whopping million dollars to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help with scientific research into the virus.

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And now, she’s even admitted this week she hasn’t gotten the shot yet and isn’t planning to anytime soon…

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Late last year Parton donated the money to Moderna from her Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund. She also funded research into COVID-19 treatments.

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She has even been credited in a number of research papers about the virus, due to her large donation allowing studies to go ahead.

But that doesn’t mean she thinks she deserves the vaccine before anyone else.

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“I’m going to get it, though,” she told CNN.

“I didn’t want to jump the line. I didn’t donate the money so I could be protected. I did it for everybody.”

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According to the CDC, approximately twenty-one million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and over 3 million people have been fully vaccinated.

The Moderna vaccine requires 2 shots twenty-eight days apart to be effective. “Based on evidence from clinical trials, the Moderna vaccine was 94.1% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness,” the organization said.

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Let’s hope Parton gets the vaccine soon!

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