Parton’s sister has zero time for politicians who don’t contribute
Dolly Parton’s little sister does not mince words. She took to Twitter over the weekend to blast “old moldy politicians” who are stepping up in droves to receive the first COVID vaccinations ahead of frontline workers without contributing a dime to its research.
“If a little Hillbilly singer like my big sister Dolly can invest in the vaccine then why the hell can’t some of you old moldy politicians pitch in a few million yourselves?” Stella Parton wrote on Twitter. “I noticed you started getting vaccinated right away while people are starving and dying you Aholes.”
The American country singer and songwriter was referring to her old sister’s contribution of $1 million towards the Moderna trial through her Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund. Parton has also funded research into COVID-19 treatments, including a convalescent plasma at Vanderbilt University. She’s also been credited in a number of research papers about the virus, because their studies were conducted partially with money from her donations since the pandemic began.
She’s not wrong. Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) — who left office in 2017 after pleading guilty to ethics violations relating to an extramarital affair he had with a political advisor — tweeted a photo of himself getting a Covid vaccine on Friday. He now works as a dermatologist.
Additionally, politicians like Lindsay Graham, Vice President Mike Pence, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all received the vaccine last week. Pence, who led the White House Task Force on COVID, regularly echoed Trump’s claims that the virus would just “disappear” and continued to downplay its seriousness while almost 18 million Americans contracted the virus and nearly 315,000 have died so far in the US alone, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Stella continued to put others on blast for not stepping up and helping when the world needed it. “I haven’t heard of one Televangelist donating one damn cent to the research fund,” she wrote in a separate tweet, “but they sure can fleece the flock and try to cast out demons when they are possessed themselves!” You do not want to get on Stella Parton’s bad side.
She even brought some receipts when it came to trashing those televangelists who have done nothing to help, calling out the likes of Jerry Falwell Jr., Kenneth Copeland, and Paula White.
When Parton isn’t funding research for a lifesaving vaccine, she’s casually saving lives of another kind on the side. While on the set of Christmas on the Square, Parton saved child actress, Talia Hill, from getting hit by a car after crossing the street for some hot chocolate while on set. Because Dolly Parton is probably eligible for sainthood.
But hey, let’s watch more politicians line up to be vaccinated who never believed the virus was real in the first place. That sounds fun, too.
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