Pigeon Forge, TN, United States (Celebrity News Service) – Although Dolly Parton has shown her support for her gay fans and marriage equality, it looks like her Dollywood theme park and its employees might not feel the same.
A recent female visitor at Dollywood’s Splash Country was asked to turn her Human Rights Campaign T-shirt that reads “Marriage Is So Gay” inside out before entering the park.
Olivier Odom, visiting the park with her wife Jennifer Tipton and kids, obliged, because she didn’t want to disappoint the children.
Odom did notice other visitors there sporting offensive tattoos and even the Confederate flag, which many find offensive, but followed the rules set by the park official and decided to write a letter to the park following the incident.
“To ensure that your customers are not treated this way in the future, I would like to see Dollywood: implement policies that are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people; conduct staff sensitivity training; and issue a public statement indicating that the park is inclusive of all families,” Odom said in the letter.
Dollywood says they plan to reach out to Odom and her wife to discuss the issue.
Dolly Parton’s park isn’t the only one to turn away visitors depending on their clothing. Disney parks also ban any kind of curse words or offensive language on tees, even those from brand FCUK, an abbreviation for clothing brand French Connection UK.