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James Woods Defends Dolly Parton Over Anti-Trump Emmys Rant

Country legend Dolly Parton has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism from fans, after she appeared alongside Hollywood moonbats Lily Tomlin and “Hanoi Jane” Fonda during an anti-Trump screed at this past weekend’s Emmy Awards.

But it was conservative actor James Woods who rushed to her defense, saying the singer had been “sandbagged.”

Parton, Tomlin, and Fonda all gathered on stage for a mini-reunion of the film “9 to 5,” a 1980 effort that ranks as the 20th highest-grossing comedy film.

Fonda and Tomlin, rather than celebrate their past success, took the opportunity to trash Trump.

“Back in 1980 in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Fonda said.

Tomlin replied, “And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.”

Fans were not pleased with Dolly for being a part of the criticism, and lashed out on social media …

But take a closer look. The expression on Parton’s face seems to indicate she wasn’t expecting those comments.


Woods concurs, saying he knows Parton pretty well and believes she was left out of the loop:

What do you think? Is this the expression of a woman who is happy about what she’s hearing?

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Parton didn’t wade into presidential politics very often during the last campaign. And when she did, she was pretty even-keeled about everything.

When asked about the candidates during an interview last August, Dolly wasn’t shy about calling both of them “nuts.”

“It’s the biggest reality show out there,” she told CNN. “So I don’t know where we’re going to land, but I think they’re both nuts.”

Would she have taken part in a skit that vitriolic had she known Tomlin and Fonda were going to unload on the President?



What do you think? Was Dolly Parton part of the effort or was she ‘sandbagged’ as Woods claims? Share your thoughts below!