[Dolly Parton has come to the defense of a couple of Hollywood blondes, namely reality star Heidi Montag and Jessica Simpson. When asked about Montag's extreme makeover procedures at the age of 23, Parton tells Access Hollywood, "Oh, I would have probably done it when I was that age if I could have afforded it and thought I needed it." Of her own much publicized plastic surgery and her honesty about it, Dolly says, "Well, people want to know. If you ask me about it, I'd rather tell you... I'd rather you think I had plastic surgery than to think I was a liar."
The country legend also talked about all the Jessica Simpson bashing going on in the media. Parton says, "It hurts me. In fact, I have defended Jessica so many times 'cause I get so mad. I think, 'You don't even know her!'... and who has such a right to be so cruel and so mean? They just seem to want to hurt her for whatever their reasons are. I've had been made fun of enough in my lifetime especially when I was a child... It hurts and I know it hurts anybody."