Dollywood T Shirt
July 27, 2011 by Post Team
Dollywood T Shirt, A popular theme park inspired by country singer Dolly Parton and located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is facing LGBT community reaction this week after an employee forced Olivier Odom, a lsbn, turn your shirt says ” marriage is so gay “from the inside out before entering the park.
In response to the incident, Odom and her partner Jennifer Tipton Dollywood urged to redefine both their dress code policy and collective park to be more inclusive of LGBT people.
According to Knox News, Odom and her family were detained at the front door Dollywood, where an employee asked him to change either her shirt or back – and explained that the shirt might offend visitors to the park to the family. Jennifer Tipton, the long-term partner for Odom, said the incident: “That’s what I found so offensive -. That he said it was a family park” Tipton explained that the word “family” includes a wide range definitions, and that she and Odom made with her family in the park that day.
Although Odom complied with the request and allowed him to enter the park with her family, she and Tipton decided to defend their beliefs and take action by filing a complaint with the park and require policies to be reevaluated. The couple sent an email to ask park officials to implement more LGBT inclusive starts training of sensibility and issue a statement that corroborates the change in public opinion.
Odom said her decision to speak: “If marriage equality is going to happen, it will not happen if people feel at home in silence.”
Dollywood spokesman Pete Owens issued a statement Tuesday explaining that the park’s dress code (which prohibits invited to display clothing or tattoos that could be considered offensive) is to promote an environment in which all families can enjoy. Owens also said the park is in the process of reviewing its dress code policy in response to complaints from the couple.
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