Country legend Dolly Parton spoke to Billboard about her support for the Black Lives Matter movement and her commitment to racial justice. She emphasized the importance of recognizing that Black lives matter and acknowledged the need to address systemic racism and police brutality. Parton also discussed her approach to addressing offensive symbols and phrases, stating that as soon as an issue is recognized, it should be fixed. She expressed her belief in accepting others for who they are and not judging them. Additionally, a petition has been created calling for Confederate statues in Tennessee to be replaced with a monument honoring Dolly Parton as a "true Tennessee hero."