Dolly Parton’s sister, Stella, has been accused of racism following a series of anti-woke tweets, including one in which she insists ‘white people aren’t all evil.’
The 73-year-old country music singer had gained a following in recent years for her criticism of Trump Republicans and her views of national issues, which led some woke Americans to think she was one of them.
But in recent weeks, Stella has hit out at illegal immigrants, critical race theory and the notion that police departments are inherently racist.
She later claimed her account was hacked, insisting she still believes in equal justice and respects freedoms.
Still, she said, her views are not dictated by politics but rather by ‘human rights,’ and asked on Twitter: ‘What good is a career if you stay silent on crucial issues affecting our “free society?”‘
Stella Parton, Dolly’s younger sister, has ben labeled racist for a series of recent tweets
The two country music stars, Dolly and Stella Parton, are pictured in 2015
Stella started to anger the woke mob with a tweet on February 23, which seems to call into question the idea that police departments are inherently racist.
‘Once I had a next door neighbor/white guy steal mail from my box and forge my checks that I had used to pay my monthly bills. The police did nothing. How racist is that?’ she asked.
‘It’s human rights,’ Stella insisted. ‘We all have rights and when someone violates your human rights, it’s a crime against you.’
She later added: ‘It was three white police officers who assaulted my human rights in my home. Does that make me a racist?’
And in another Twitter thread that day, she railed against reverse discrimination, saying: ‘There’s also a hell of a lot of reverse discrimination in this country as well.
‘It gets a bit much to have spent almost 74 yrs. on this planet and to see how far we have reverted back to such ignorance and opportunistic,’ Stella wrote.
She noted that ‘Other countries are just as racist and just as crime ridden but everyone points at America but all humans are flawed, no matter your make or model.’
And she urged her followers to ‘stop cherry picking and acting so self righteous.’
The singer-songwriter then went on to ask: ‘When is the last time black people have included or stood up for the indigenous/native Americans in this country?
‘It’s all a me, me, me mentality in America,’ she claimed. ‘White people aren’t all evil and I resent that accusation from my perspective. Many of us believe in equality for all.’
In recent weeks, Stella has hit out illegal immigrants, critical race theory and the notion that police departments are inherently racist
In other tweets, she touched on current events — like the police-involved killing of Tyre Nichols in her home state of Tennessee.
‘Memphis, Tennessee had five black cops in a (special) group beat and murder a young innocent black kid for no reason. They lied and said he was driving reckless.
‘Total officers fired was seven, all black,’ Stella noted. ‘Was this a race crime or evil running loose m [sic]?
‘Black comedians get up and joke about using the N word, but whites can’t use it,’ she continued in her rant. ‘How is that for making things better?
‘Some white people are trying to make things better, but what about a lil help?’ she asked. ‘You have a platform, use it for good.’
On February 24, Stella also slammed critical race theory and questioned the movement to tear down Confederate statues.
‘Let’s talk about critical race theory being taught in schools,’ she began. ‘I think it definitely should be taught, if it includes Native Americans, Chinese Americans and Hispanic Americans, many [who] were here before our ancestors stepped foot on American soil.’
She then asked: ‘How does it work if we wipe out the present history by tearing down the monuments who were heroes to some, when we should just do the opposite and erect more monuments of any and all heroic figures in our inclusive history.
‘Or is it an insult for me to point this out? I am white after all, so that makes my point invalid, is that it?’
She also hit out at illegal immigrants who were driving without insurance, and said that white people are being made to feel like victims.
‘Drugs, greed, ego and more hate in all echelons of our society is the issue,’ Stella asserted, ‘but let’s blame it all on white people since it has to be someone’s fault.
‘No one else will dare look at themselves,’ she said. ‘Everyone is guilty of prejudice, bigotry, misogyny, racism, ageism, elitism.
‘It’s so painful to take responsibility for our own actions when it’s so much easier to blame someone else for our actions,’ Stella continued. ‘Deflect and deflect some more!’
‘We are all guilty of evil regardless of how pure we think we are.’
The woke mob soon condemned Stella as racist for her tweets, with one saying she has a ‘white savior complex’
The woke mob soon condemned Stella as racist for her tweets. with one person telling her that ‘reverse racism isn’t a thing.
‘Also chastising black Americans for not doing enough to support the people white Americans committed genocide against is an obscene act,’ Suzi Jackson wrote. ‘So disappointed and unfollowing.’
Another Twitter user also said she started following Stella Parton because she ‘believed she was an ally for ALL.
‘Her recent spate of hateful, racist tweets, though, has been such a big disappointment and so uncharacteristic of her — I honestly hoped she’d been hacked When I realized it WAS her, I couldn’t unfollow fast enough.’
And a third said: ‘Stella Parton needs to crawl back into her hole and be quiet. She has a white savior complex and I’m over it.’
Stella Parton and Dolly Parton attend Stella Parton’s Red Tent Women’s Conference 2014
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