I personally thought she looked absolutely incredible, never mind the fact that Dolly is 77-years old and looked as good as the 20 and 30-something year old real Cowboys Cheerleaders…
In case you somehow missed it, you can watch her full performance below and I would highly recommend it.
The woman had every boyfriend, husband and paw paw in America ready to risk it all (and that includes a one Mr. Tony Romo):
How many 77 year olds do you know that not only still looks this good but could pull this off with the energy she still has?!?! I love Dolly Parton! Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving day game halftime show 2023! pic.twitter.com/ubx7pUnVJX
And while the reaction was overwhelmingly positive, even on social media, there were of course haters commenting that she was essentially “too old” to be dressed like she was, which is an outrageously ridiculous sentiment and just completely untrue.
Like, the disrespect is unreal…
If there ever was such a thing as a “wrong opinion,” this is it for me:
77-year-old women shouldn't be on stage pretending they're 20. They should be at home spending time with loved ones and family.
And Dolly’s little sister Stella Parton agrees, taking to X (Twitter) yesterday to defend her, saying that she thought Dolly was “cute as hell” in her outfit, adding that anyone being critical of her performance can “f*ck yourself.”
It’s unclear if this was a direct response to the tweet above, but it’s been making rounds online, so I imagine it’s possible that Stella saw it floating around too and wasn’t going to sit by and let anyone speak negatively about her legendary sister:
“I personally thought my big sister Dolly was cute as hell in her Dallas Cowboys cheerleading costume at the half time show on Thanksgiving.
To those of you being so critical of a 77 year old kicking up her heels, I say fuck yourself. Shame on you not her.”
I personally thought my big sister Dolly was cute as hell in her Dallas Cowboys cheerleading costume at the half time show on Thanksgiving. To those of you being so critical of a 77 year old kicking up her heels, I say fuck yourself. Shame on you not her.
In addition to her headline-making performance over Thanksgiving, Dolly scored the highest-charting album of her career with her just-released Rockstar, which debuted at the #3 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart over the weekend.
Dolly moved 128,000 units in the first week of Rockstar being out, and 118,500 of the sales were pure album sales, meaning she’s selling actual copies of music (which includes people actually purchasing the album and/or singles on places like iTunes) and not just digital downloads via streaming services.
And in 2023 where streaming reigning supreme, that is completely astonishing and a massive accomplishment in and of itself for the country legend:
Billboard 200: #3(new) @DollyParton, Rockstar 128,000 [118,500 pure sales].
Mrs. Dolly is laughing all the way to the top of the music charts, and the bank, looking cute as hell in a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader outfit that would put most of us to shame… now that’s what I call rock star shit.
And if you haven’t checked out the album yet, what the hell are you waiting for? I’ll leave some of my favorites below: