Country music legend Dolly Parton has drawn the ire from some of her fans for standing by as other co-stars bashed U.S. President Donald Trump during the Emmy Awards Sept. 17
Parton and her co-stars from the 1980 hit movie "9 to 5" -- Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda -- took the stage at the Emmys to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a miniseries, according to Inside Edition.
Fonda and Tomlin opened with an introductory speech as Parton stood silently smiling in the middle of the three.
“In that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot," Fonda said, describing the movie's antagonist employer Franklin Hart, Jr.
"And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot," continued Tomlin, which many believed to be a veiled shot at the president.
Parton stood silently as her co-stars spoke, smiling but occasionally raising her eyebrows. Once Tomlin and Fonda finished, Parton smiled and added a thought or two, per The Tennessean.
"I think that Lily was talking about Mr. Hart," she said, referring to the character played by Dabney Coleman. "He's still up to his no good stuff, right? How about a shout out for Dabney Coleman out there? I'm just here to have a good time tonight," Parton said.
Parton's fans were necessarily thrilled with the optics of the situation, taking opportunities to express their displeasure by commenting on Parton's Facebook page.
"I'm saddened that you would stand with these idiots and bash our POTUS," offered one commenter.
"You just threw so many of your fans under the bus," stated another.
"You stood up there while those two ran their mouths," wrote a third. "You are just as bad."
Parton did not openly support Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign but has a large Republican fan base. Parton, who has been an advocate for women's rights in the workplace, mentioned that she supported the idea of a woman in the White House, per CNN.
"We're doing good," Parton offered when asked about the state of women's advancement. "We got a woman that could go in the White House, so we've certainly come a long way in that respect."
She didn't throw full support behind Hillary Clinton, though.
"I don't know where they're going to land but I think they're both nuts," she told CNN in Aug. 2016, making reference that "it's like watching the OJ Simpson trial. You just believe whoever's up next. Whoever testified last is who you believe."