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Dolly Parton Won't Force You to Get the Covid Shot, But at Least Mask Up

  • ‘You need to wear your mask,’ singer says in an interview
  • Famed musician is promoting a line of cake mixes with Conagra
Dolly Parton with a new line of desserts from Duncan Hines.
Dolly Parton with a new line of desserts from Duncan Hines.Source: Conagra Brands Inc.

Music legend Dolly Parton has been a staunch advocate for vaccination against Covid-19 -- even helping to fund the Moderna shot through a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for coronavirus research.

Still, the iconic singer, songwriter and philanthropist is influential to a broad group of fans. Her latest venture, a line of Duncan Hines desserts from Conagra Brands Inc., sold out in less than five minutes, the company said. Parton won’t use her popularity to implore people to get vaccinated if they’re opposed -- but she will tell them to mask up.