Dolly Parton reveals why she refuses to text: ‘I don’t text ’cause I don’t want to have to answer’

Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton is the most relatable person when it comes to the pressure of responding to texts. She just doesn’t.

According to Page Six reports, Dolly Parton reveals why replying to her texts just doesn’t do it for her while making an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show on Monday. In a clip posted to Instagram, the 77-year-old said, “I’m a low-tech girl in a high-tech world,” adding, “I don’t want to talk to everybody that wants to talk to me. I don’t text ’cause I don’t want to have to answer.”

She continued, “If somebody calls me, I’ll answer it if I want to talk to ’em or I’ll call ’em back when I can. Otherwise, I’ve got too much to think about than to clutter my mind up with everything else.”

The ‘Jolene’ singer continued by saying that her refusal to answer texts did not stem from a lack of intelligence but simply due to personal preference. She tells Drew Barrymore, “I’m certainly not a stupid person. I could learn it if I wanted to, but I’d rather just have my fax machine [and] call in my creative stuff to my crew,” adding, “And I’ve got the best crew in the world and I surround myself with great people, but I just don’t have time to just sit with my face in the phone all day.”

Page Six even reports that Parton’s legendary granddaughter, Miley Cyrus, reveals during her appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” that her grandmother does not reply to her over text, saying, “Every time I coordinate and kind of communicate with Dolly, it’s still through fax,” adding that her godmother is “rarely on the phone.”

The 31-year-old ‘Flowers’ singer revealed, “Well, we do use the phone, but she does a fax, and then someone scans the fax, and then they put it into a text message, and then that gets sent to me,” adding, “And it’s always signed.”

During Parton’s performance at halftime performance during the NFL team’s Thanksgiving game against the Washington Chargers, she went viral dressed up as a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, donning a plunging crop top and white denim shorts, showing her toned body at the age of 77.

One tweet said, “Dolly Parton is 77 and hotter than me,” while another called it a “national treasure.” Page Six even reports former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo praised the singer, saying that she looked “amazing.”