Dolly Parton is one of the most legendary country music artists of all time. She has been a critical part of the music industry for years. Many people also believe she’s a gift to those who benefit from her good deeds because of her charitable efforts.

When an old interview between her and Barbara Walters was leaked online, people were shocked. In the discussion, Walters was being intentionally condescending to her. Viewers were astonished when they saw that the interview had been aired in 1977 while they were watching.

During the interview, Barbara makes a derogatory comment about Dolly’s appearance during one part. She simply tells her that she “doesn’t have to look like this,” and then goes on to list all of Dolly Parton’s faults in a snooty tone. She is summa cum laude enumerating everything that is distinctive about Dolly Parton’s personal style.

Dolly Parton is a country music singer, guitarist, and actress who has helped to blend country and pop music genres. Dolly’s trademark look has always been her wild hair, crazy makeup, out of this world ensembles, and long nails.

Dolly, who’s characterized by her kindness, responded in a manner that really makes you consider the true meaning of “kill them with kindness.”

She simply stated: “I know they make fun of me, but actually all these years the people, you know, have thought the joke is on me but it’s actually been on the public. I know exactly what I’m doing and I can change it at any time. I make more jokes about myself than anybody…”

Finally, Dolly tells her that it doesn’t matter what others think of her since she is confident in herself, what she believes in, and how she projects herself. She’s self-assured and doesn’t feel the need to validate herself to anyone, especially not to Barbara Walters.

She stated, “Like I said, I am sure of myself as a person. I am sure of my talent. And I’m sure of my love for life and that sort of thing. I’m very content. I like the kind of person that I am. So, I can afford to piddle around and do-diddle around with makeup and clothes and stuff because I am secure with myself.”

Barbara appears to be content with her passive aggressive comments, but she doesn’t seem like she wants to stop. She continues in her negative ways. But Dolly’s reactions to Barbara’s remarks are fantastic to observe. She is a consummate professional that no sign of annoyance shows on her face, which is probably what Barbara was attempting to accomplish.

Dolly Parton was born on January 19, 1946, in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, to a big family of twelve children. She was the youngest of the group. Music played an important role in her life growing up in Appalachia, where she and her family struggled to make ends meet on a small farm.

She has a lot to teach. She isn’t just acknowledged for her music, but also for the impact she has on the younger generation. How she responded to the snide remarks during that interview only cemented our affection for her. She is a real pro.