Dolly Parton says she has no plans to cancel her upcoming concert in North Carolina, over the state's controversial anti-LGBT House Bill 2.
The bill has proved controversial, because it bars transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
Speaking to reporters on a conference call, the country legend said: “I have no plans to cancel the show. I believe that everybody ought to be treated with respect, but I feel we will serve better from the stage."
She continued, "I don’t like to get caught up in controversial issues. I will address whatever I need to from the stage.”
Parton is a supporter of LGBT rights, and has in the past said that "homophobic Christians are sinners."
Concerts in North Carolina have already been cancelled by Bruce Springsteen
, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato
, all in protest over the discriminatory legislation introduced earlier this month.
Dolly Parton is playing her 'Pure and Simple Tour' across the US from June through to November.
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