While she has, in the past, successfully stayed out of the political fray, Dolly Parton is now making headlines as she caves to political correctness and changes the name of her dinner theaters which were formerly titled: Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
Apparently, “Dixie” is just too inflammatory to vacationers who might attend her venues.
Country singer Dolly Parton has discarded “Dixie” from the name of a popular dinner show, “Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede,” due to cultural concerns.
From now on, the attraction will simply be known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
Do you agree with this? Dixie Stampede is now Dolly Parton's Stampede and the name change is already up outside on the building after the announcement was made Tuesday. Photo courtesy: Clifford Joyner from Sevier Co. @wbir pic.twitter.com/F9A9uwKoBa
— Madison Wade (@madisoncwade) January 10, 2018
Parton said in a statement that the name change was spurred by changing attitudes and “will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows” as the company that operates the attraction expands into new markets.
… “It has added to confusion in discussions about the expansion of our dinner theaters to new locations across the country and around the world,” Owens said in a statement.
“Some of our guest comments and comments of developers, in markets around the country with whom we spoke, show a misconception of what our show is. They do not realize the Stampede is a very patriotic, spectacular, horse show with 32 beautiful horses as the stars.”
However there are some fans that don’t agree with the change:
Bad move @DollyParton ! Dixie stampede should not be messed with!
— Sonya Curl (@TamaleLadyKnox) January 10, 2018
— DeniseGallia (@onlinelady77) January 10, 2018
No I do not, and the South and anything associated with it cannot be erased.
— James Humbert (@JamesHumbert8) January 11, 2018
Dolly, we know you don’t like to get involved in politics. But you just did by caving to the PC elites. Very disappointing.