Long-running dinner show attraction “Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede” has chosen to drop the word dixie from the name because “attitudes change” and taking out the word dixie will “remove any confusion or concerns” about the show, helping it to expand.
Dixie is a historical nickname for the Southern United States, especially those states that were Confederate during the civil war, so many see this move from Dolly as pandering to political correctness.
“What a damn shame. I’m an Irishman living in Massachusetts these 50 years, so this is no skin off my own chin; but, how can this very earthy woman with such humble country roots allow a PC intrusion like this? Business is business, I get that. The thing is, her fan base loves Dixie,” one poster said. “President Abe Lincoln, Dixie’s avowed enemy, made a special place for the song of that name along side the North’s Battle Hymn.”
One person joked that dixie cups would soon be changed to diversity cups, while another asked if “Christmas in Dixie” by Alabama would be banned for hate speech now.
“Modern people have no understanding or knowledge of history except what has been dumped in their empty heads by a bunch of snowflake SJW teachers and professors, who are equally ignorant and uninformed,” Bitter Klinger said. “Our history is quickly disappearing behind runaway political correctness.”
Dolly’s show will now be known as “Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” and all references to Dixie have been removed from their website and social media.