The rollout of the Moderna vaccine for the pandemic has begun. One person who had a bit of a personal investment in Moderna getting off the ground is Dolly Parton.
Dolly donated a million dollars to help fund the vaccine's research.
But now Parton's sister, Stella, is sounding off over the fact members of congress, including many pandemic deniers, are getting vaccinated before front-line workers and those most vulnerable.
Last Friday, the country singer, writer and actress tweeted:
"If a little Hillbilly singer like my big sister Dolly can invest in the vaccine then why the hell can't some of you old moldy politicians pitch in a few million yourselves?"
"I noticed you started getting vaccinated right away while people are starving and dying you Aholes."
If a little Hillbilly singer like my big sister Dolly can invest in the vaccine then why the hell can’t some of you… https://t.co/AalHt2nyXN— Stella Parton (@Stella Parton)1608350104.0
She didn't spare televangelists either.
"I haven't heard of one Televangelist donating one damn cent to the research fund but they sure can fleece the flock and try to cast out demons when they are possessed themselves!"
"If Paula White and Kenneth Copeland didn't convince you then what about Benny Hinn?"
"BTW, he and Paula were caught 'holding hands' coming out of a hotel in Rome or Paris, not sure which but come on people, really!!"
"Oh, let's not forget Jerry Falwell Jr. and his lovely spouse."
Parton has no patience for hypocrisy.
I haven’t heard of one Televangelist donating one damn cent to the research fund but they sure can fleece the flock… https://t.co/80bKNl1ekU— Stella Parton (@Stella Parton)1608413235.0
If Paula White and Kenneth Copeland didn’t convince you then what about Benny Hinn? BTW, he and Paula were caught ‘… https://t.co/sbZHwC8ZW7— Stella Parton (@Stella Parton)1608420579.0
Many were here for Stella's critique of the mega-church millionaires.
@StellaParton Yes!!! Where are they? Demand that every religious organization give a minimum of 10% away. AND THA… https://t.co/B1WLBm6k4b— Mitchell Lafayette Brown (@Mitchell Lafayette Brown)1608413589.0
@StellaParton Not only are they NOT donating, they are actually TAKING money that should be going to suffering Amer… https://t.co/1VgqL9pwXx— 29 DAYS (@29 DAYS)1608416689.0
@StellaParton It's amazing how they spend the money on homes, cars, erecting huge mega-churches, private jets etc.… https://t.co/A5gGi1AZkX— StanleyRJordan (@StanleyRJordan)1608426035.0
@willibe @StellaParton @moon1luv These mega-churches I won’t go to them because they’re not teaching holiness and B… https://t.co/HZca3Ehypy— Ms.D (@Ms.D)1608510692.0
Others were more focused on her comments about Congress.
@StellaParton yeah they all said it was a hoax and nothing to worry about but they practically pushed everybody out… https://t.co/QDuAYU0vwU— Kevin (@Kevin)1608350205.0
@StellaParton Always first in line... with their hands out. Don't follow any of the rules, mock people that do but… https://t.co/HLFpBirJ13— Sharon Kay (@Sharon Kay)1608350326.0
@StellaParton Dadgum straight. And those same politicians, a lot who are millionaires, who take home around $10K/mo… https://t.co/fxq9JrBID9— Shannon Angel (@Shannon Angel)1608351537.0
@StellaParton Anyone who called it a hoax doesn’t deserve the vaccine. Oh, and I think I adore you.— Carol (@Carol)1608411191.0
And most simply cheered both Parton sisters on.
@StellaParton DRAG 'EM, STELLA https://t.co/d8QVDPwfb8— LadyPolitik (@LadyPolitik)1608407302.0
@StellaParton @FeralCherylZ Dolly has done more than the Senate.— ticketyboo (@ticketyboo)1608406441.0
@StellaParton @PedalLove I think I love you. And your freaking sister is a saint.— Beth Aiton (@Beth Aiton)1608353227.0
@StellaParton @Denis_Buchholz Thank you, and thank Dolly a thousand times for caring about us, whether others appreciate it or not! ❤️— Freshly-minted Blue State Citizen (@Freshly-minted Blue State Citizen)1608350435.0
Hopefully the Moderna vaccine will help bring the pandemic to an end, thanks in no small part to Stella's big sister, Dolly Parton.