Dolly Parton’s North Carolina shows to go on despite ‘bathroom law’

Dolly Parton

GREENSBORO, N.C. (CNN) – Dolly Parton’s first North American tour in 25 years kicks off in North Carolina Friday. That’s where state lawmakers passed a measure which prevents transgender people from using their choice of public bathrooms.

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Despite ongoing controversy over the state’s so-called “bathroom law,” the country legend says she has no plans of canceling her performance in Greensboro.

“I think everybody should be treated with respect. I don’t judge people. I try not to get too caught up in the controversy of things. I hope that everybody gets a chance to be who and what they are. I just know if i have to pee, I’m going to pee. I don’t care where it’s going to be.”

Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Demi Lovato are among the stars who’ve canceled shows in North Carolina over the law, which many see as targeting the LGBT community.

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