Dolly Parton Fans Slam Oprah Winfrey After Inappropriate Interview Resurfaces

by Joe Rutland

If anyone thinks it is a good idea to interview Dolly Parton and not keep it civil, think again. Oprah Winfrey is hearing from Dolly fans.

What is all the fuss about? Well, an article from “Pop Culture” said that a 2003 interview between Winfrey and Parton is making the rounds on social media. Dolly Parton fans are not pleased with Oprah asking on and on about the country music star’s plastic surgery.

Additionally, Winfrey asked about Parton’s mental health, too.

In the interview, Winfrey said to Parton, “When you hit your 40s, I heard you went into a huge depression.”

Dolly Parton, though, kept her cool and said “that wasn’t ’cause I was 40, that’s just because I was fat and 40.”

Dolly Parton Set Oprah Winfrey Straight About Her Situation at 40

Parton also said, “I really had a lot of problems during that time, a lot of female problems. Just hormones and it just wasn’t just a depression thing. Just changing around.” She told Winfrey that in 2003 she was OK now.

“It was one of the best things that ever happened to me because it made me take inventory,” Parton said. “I’d never slowed up. I’ve been working since I was like 10 years old.”

Like we said earlier, don’t rile up Dolly Parton fans. Why? They are loyal when it comes to following and supporting her.

“This is so catty and Dolly completely ran that show,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “Oprah’s audience turned on her and she even brought up her mental health to try and take her down a peg and it still didn’t work…”

Dolly Fans Are Not Happy With Oprah Winfrey And Her Interview

Another Dolly Parton fan also wasn’t going to put up with Oprah’s interview, either.

“Oprah thought she was about to catch Dolly up with this one,” this fan tweeted. “Look at her looking into the camera. Dolly said nah b–!” 

But another person saw the whole thing in a different light.

“Oprah talked to everyone about mental health and well-being,” a fan also shared via Twitter. “That was the focus of her show in those years. And the conversation covered things Dolly has stated openly before and after.”

Dolly Parton has scored multiple Gold records. But that’s just simply scratching the surface. She is one of just a few people who have received a nomination from the Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, and Academy Awards.

She’s a prolific songwriter, too. Among those songs to gain No. 1 status includes “I Will Always Love You” for Parton. It also was a hit song for Whitney Houston.