Dolly Parton apologizes to lesbian couple kicked out of Dollywood

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Dolly Parton has issued a public apology to a lesbian couple that was denied access to Dollywood. Last month Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton weren't allowed into the park when a guard took issue with Odom's "Marriage is so Gay" t-shirt. Here's what Dolly had to say about it:

"I am truly sorry for any hurt or embarrassment regarding the gay and lesbian T-shirt incident. Everyone knows of my personal support of the gay and lesbian community. Dollywood is a family park and all families are welcome… I am looking further into the incident and hope and believe it was more policy than insensitivity. I am very sorry it happened at all."

The couple has since been offered a refund, and park officials are set to review the company's dress code policy. I'd say it looks like she handled this just about perfectly. And there you have it – as if it were needed – yet another reason to love Dolly.