Dolly Parton received KKK death threats over Dollywood ‘Gay Day’

Country western star laughs off gay rumors and adds if she was a lesbian, she would 'come flying out of the closet'

Dolly Parton received KKK death threats over Dollywood ‘Gay Day’
18 December 2012

Dolly Parton says she has received death threats from the Ku Klux Klan over her ‘Gay Day’ at theme park Dollywood in Tennessee.

Rumors about the relationship between the gay icon and her female best friend Judy Ogle have followed her throughout her career.

‘Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade,’ she said in the interview with the Daily Mail.

Fortunately the country western singer feels secure enough in her 46-year long marriage with Carl Dean that she is able to laugh off such claims.

‘I’m not gay. If I was gay, I would have come out of the closet just a-flying,’ she is quoted as saying by New York Daily News.

Despite never having children, the star admits to day dreaming about what her children would have been like, but she has no regrets.

She still prides herself on her appearance by wearing a wig and full make-up at all times.

Although she knows her look is not to everyone’s taste, she intends to maintain her unique style for the sake of her gay and straight fans as she has no plans to retire any time soon.

‘I’m not gonna retire,’ she said. ‘Not unless it was for health reasons, like I lost my mind and didn’t remember what business I was in.’

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