Dolly Parton shoots down the nickname suggested by Michael Strahan on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, according to Yahoo!.
The country music singer recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of Tennessee, a fact that Strahan attempted to turn into a clever nickname.
“So now that you have your doctorate,” the co-host said, “do we call you Dr. Dolly or Double D?”
The audience immediately burst into laughter, as did co-host Kelly Ripa. Dolly Parton seemed to find the nickname rather amusing, though this certainly isn’t the first time the singer has had someone make a joke about her enormous chest.
“It’s an innocent question!” Strahan joked.
Not to be outdone by the Strahan’s nickname, Ripa made a boob-oriented inquiry during the hosts’ rapid fire Q&A session with Parton.
“One last question: Are they real?” Ripa asked
“Well of course not,” singer replied. “You think I could ever grow my nails that long?”
When Dolly Parton isn’t fielding questions about her chest, she’s having to deal with allegations that she’s a lesbian. The Inquisitr previously reported that the country music icon has been forced to address the rumors once again.
“Like Gail, [Oprah’s] friend, and Judy, my friend, they just think that you just can’t be that close to somebody,” she explained. “Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade. We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we’re not romantically involved.”
In short, she’s not in a romantic relationship with her childhood friend Judy Ogle. Of course, this probably isn’t the last time Parton will have to field these type of questions.
Dolly Parton may have been quick to shoot down the nickname suggested by Michael Strahan on LIVE with Kelly and Michael, but at least she seems to have a sense of humor about herself.