The younger sister of singer Dolly Parton, Stella Parton, just called out politicians on Twitter for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of vulnerable Americans. She took an aim at politicians for not donating to vaccine research over the last year but being the first in line when it came out.
“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 a*******,” Stella wrote.
She went on to say that not one “televangelist” donated to the research found but “sure can fleece the flock and try to cast out demons when they are possessed themselves.” In April, Dolly Parton revealed that she had donated $1 million to coronavirus vaccine search culminating in the Moderna vaccine at Vanderbilt University.
The Moderna vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and is authorized for emergency use. It was approved following the December 11 approval of the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna is the second COVID-19 vaccine to receive national approval and will be distributed to healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities this week.
Politicians including President-elect Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have received the vaccine. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even recorded her experience getting the vaccine and shared it with her 8.2 million Instagram followers where they lashed out at politicians getting the vaccine before healthcare workers.
“This feels as self-serving as every other politician. It’s disappointing and a slap in the face to those of us who have showed up since March to care for others. Enjoy your time off with your vaccine.. I’ll be standing in the n95 for 13+hrs a day,” wrote one nurse.
Stella’s tweet received more than 389,000 likes and 61,000 retweets. Her comments also come after months of lawmakers arguing over coronavirus relief packages. The government-mandated shutdowns affected millions of jobs across the country this year and Congress had refused to pass legislation before Election Day. It financially suppressed the American people and forced them to feed their families with government paychecks.
While some politicians argue that getting the vaccine helps assuage fears and improve trust, others have pointed out that they did nothing to deserve the vaccine first. The politicians who shut down small businesses are the same ones first in line for a vaccine. They take and take until there’s nothing left and the middle class is tired of it.