Dolly Parton graces the cover of People magazine’s People Of The Year issue, but she says thatshe doesn’t feel comfortable with this honor.
Dolly told People, “I have to honestly tell you, I was a little bit skeptical of being put on the cover as one of the People of the Year because that’s a lot of pressure. But, yeah, it’s like, I am not all that. I’m glad that I stand for enough stuff to where I’m not the worst person in the world.”
But she added, “I’m kind of addicted to the feeling of giving. Knowing that I’m doing something good for someone else.”
However, she doesn’t want to be worshiped for the good she puts out into the world, adding, “There’s a scripture in my Bible that talks about idol worship. And I see that happening all the time with movie stars and these celebrities. People literally worship them more than they worship God. And I just — I cringe at it sometimes.”
She’s clear though, and adds, “But if I can set an example, then that’s great.”