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What does her femininity have to do with rock music?
Dolly Parton asked to be removed from consideration from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, stating she doesn’t feel she’s "earned that right" to be included. The country music star sent out an explanation via social media for why she was asking for removal from consideration, thanking the Rock Hall in the process.
“I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out. I do hope that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will understand and be willing to consider me again — if I’m ever worthy,” Parton said. “This has, however, inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ’n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I have always wanted to do!”
Artists on this year’s ballot beside Dolly Parton include Eminem, A Tribe Called Quest, Lionel Richie, and Kate Bush. Notice a pattern? BlazeTV host Pat Gray of "Pat Gray Unleashed" made a brutal point that no one seems to ever say out loud: These are NOT rock artists, and they don't deserve to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, much be inducted into it.
What's even more obnoxious is how the Rock Hall website described Dolly Parton in her bio.
“On it’s website, the Rock Hall praised Dolly Parton as a living legend, and a paragon of female empowerment. What does that have to do with rock & roll music?" Gray loudly stated, in disbelief. He went on to say that the website states Parton's "unapologetic femininity belied her shrewd business acumen is an asset in a male dominated industry."
“That is really pathetic,” said Gray.
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