Petition to replace Confederate statues with Dolly Parton circulating in Tennessee

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Dolly Parton accepts the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

TENNESSEE (WJHL/WATE) — Controversy over Confederate statutes in Tennessee is now inspiring a petition to replace them all with Dolly Parton.

The petition is asking people to sign, saying “History should not be forgotten, but we need not glamorize those who do not deserve our praise. Instead, let us honor a true Tennessee hero, Dolly Parton.”

At least check, the petition had more than 2,000 signatures.

You can access the petition by clicking here.

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