Country icon Loretta Lynn had something to say about female celebrities who use their star status to pull political stunts. In fact, the beloved singer didn’t hold back her disdain for their “unclassy” shenanigans.
Loretta Lynn (Credit: YouTube)
Loretta Lynn is one of country music’s best-known performers. Her life was turned into a major motion picture called Coal Miner’s Daughter starring Sissy Spacek, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress. At the Grand Ole Opry, Loretta is royalty, known as the “queen of country music.”
The country firebrand is also known as one of the nicest, most down-to-earth celebrities out there. So, when she was asked by Rolling Stone what she thought about all the protesting across the country and a celebrity’s role in politics, the self-described “news junkie” didn’t hold back, especially when it came to the Women’s March in Washington D.C.
“I think a march is fine,” Loretta Lynn said. “But I thought that Madonna and Ashley Judd … they got a little too far out. They should have done it with more class. For God’s sake, march if you want to, but do it with class!”
The Grammy Award winner also had issues with how these celebrities treated President Donald Trump when he was first elected. “I think they ought to have left him alone and let him do his job,” Loretta said. “That’s what I think. He’s up there and he’s the president. They needed to help him, not hinder him. Everybody ought to pitch in and help, do everything they can to help the man.”
Loretta Lynn getting her hair touched up before an interview (Credit: Instagram)
The Country Hall of Famer told Reuters in 2016, “Trump has sold me – what more can I say? I just think he’s the only one who’s going to turn this country around,” but she also doesn’t believe it’s her job to be politically active. “I don’t like to talk about things where you’re going to get one side or the other unhappy. My music has no politics,” she said.
In her autobiography, Loretta Lynn said her father was a Republican and her mother a Democrat. When asked about same-sex marriage in 2010, she replied, “I’m still an old Bible girl. God said you need to be a woman and man, but everybody to their own.” That didn’t sit too well with the radical feminists, who have tried to claim Lynn as one of their own.
“Doolittle” Lynn with his wife Loretta Lynn (Credit: YouTube)
The country queen wasn’t about to be hijacked by anyone. In fact, she has been highly critical of upper-class women and their celebrity cohorts for ignoring the needs and concerns of working-class women, saying, “I’m not a big fan of women’s liberation, but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they’re due.”
One person Loretta Lynn is a big fan of is Kid Rock. In fact, the country queen and the bad boy of rock n’ roll had a mock marriage ceremony back in 2020. Kid Rock had been invited to attend Loretta’s son Ernst’s renewing of his vows ceremony with his wife. “Things got crazy,” Lynn wrote. “We’ve always teased about getting ourselves married. Well, the preacher was already there so we had some fun with it. Sorry girls, he’s taken now!”
Kid Rock proposes to Loretta Lynn (Credit: Instagram)
Loretta Lynn, who was named CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime in 2018, added a number of hilarious tags to her post, including #gottahavesomefun, #88andfeelinggreat, #tabloidfodder, and #cougar. Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, her husband, died in 1998. They’d been married for nearly 50 years.
Lynn grew up in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Even though the family had no indoor plumbing and her father would later die of black lung disease, she points to her upbringing as a happy time. Her husband, who was affectionately called “Doolittle” bought Lynn her first guitar. It cost $17.00 dollars. Loretta Lynn is a real class act and is truly one of the greatest country singers of our time.
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