Music icon Dolly Parton has asked Tennessee lawmakers to remove a bill that would see a statue erected in her honour in Nashville.
The bill was introduced last month, recognising the global superstar for her decades-long contribution to the state.
And while there’s plenty of support for the Dolly statue, Dolly herself is saying thanks, but no thanks.
“I want to thank the Tennessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds,” she writes in a statement on Twitter.
“I am honoured and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration,” she continues.
“Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time.”
But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean no Dolly statue, ever.
The country singer explains that she’s happy to have one erected in her honour “somewhere down the road, several years from now, or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it.”
She ends by assuring everyone she’ll keep on doing what she does best:
“In the meantime, I’ll try to continue to do good work to make this great state proud.”
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