Dolly Parton has apologized for an incident at her theme park Dollywood in early July in which a lesbian, at the park with her wife and children, was asked to reverse a T-shirt that said "Marriage is So Gay" on it.
Wrote Parton in a statement to ABC News:
"I am truly sorry for the hurt or embarrassment regarding the gay and lesbian t-shirt incident at Dollywood's Splash Country recently. Everyone knows of my personal support of the gay and lesbian community. Dollywood is a family park and all families are welcome." Dolly adds that the policies on clothing or signs with profanity or controversial messages are in place to protect the person wearing the shirt and keep disturbances at the park to a minimum. Dolly concludes saying, "I am looking further into the incident and hope and believe it was more policy than insensitivity. I am very sorry it happened at all."