In a letter, Dolly Parton, 75, has asked lawmakers in her native Tennessee not to put up a statue of her. That plan is in place, but Parton finds the timing inappropriate due to the corona virus.

‘Given everything that is going on in the world now, I don’t think it appropriate to put a statue of me down now’

“I feel honored and humbled by the idea, but I asked them to stop that plan anyway,” Parton said on Twitter. “Given everything that’s going on in the world now, I don’t think it’s appropriate to put up a statue of me right now.”

Parton says that in the future, if any, she will of course receive the statue with love. As far as she is concerned, this is also possible after her death. “In the meantime, I will continue to do my best to make the state proud.”