‘They sandbagged her!’ James Woods passionately defends friend Dolly Parton after Emmys uproar

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Dolly Parton looked shocked by Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s Trump-bashing at the 2017 Emmy Awards. (Images: screengrab)

Leave Dolly Parton alone! That’s what actor James Woods said after the country-music legend was slammed following her appearance at the 2017 Emmy Awards.

Many people were furious that Parton appeared to participate in an anti-Trump rant by her co-presenters Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

The trio, who had co-starred on the 1980 film “9 to 5,” reunited at the Emmys to present an award.

That’s when Hollywood moonbats Tomlin and “Hanoi Jane” Fonda tore into President Trump with a thinly veiled attack.

“Back in 1980 in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Fonda said.

Tomlin chimed in: “And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.”

You can tell by the shocked expression on Dolly’s face that she does not share her colleagues’ anti-Trump views and was stunned by the vitriol.

Afterward, many country-music fans bashed Parton, accusing her of being just another clueless Hollywood hypocrite who trashes Trump without understanding the issues.

That’s when noted conservative actor James Woods leapt to Dolly’s defense. Woods, who co-starred with Parton in the 1992 movie “Straight Talk,” praised her as a “great, loyal American” who was obviously “caught off-guard.”

Woods also told his Twitter followers that it’s not Dolly’s fault that she was placed “between two gargoyles.”

President Trump had the last laugh. The 2017 Emmys, which was a Trump bash-fest, scored the lowest ratings in its history.

Trump later sarcastically tweeted that the Emmys’ abysmal ratings “saddened” him.


Dolly Parton, who has won 8 Grammy Awards and sold more than 100 million albums, is known for being a kind, gracious, generous person.

In addition to donating her time and money to various charities over the years, Dolly loves to help her fellow Tennesseans.

After wildfires ravaged Tennessee in 2016, Parton’s charity donated $1,000 a month to help victims who lost their homes.

Five months later, Parton donated an additional $3 million. She also set up the Mountain Tough organization, to give ongoing support to the wildfire victims for the next three years.

Dolly — who grew up dirt-poor — said she’s grateful and humbled that she’s able to help those in need.

“It’s the right thing to do,” Parton said. “I’ve been blessed in my life to become a celebrity. And when you’re in a position to help, you should help.”

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