Fans Respond to Elle King’s “Disrespectful” Opry Performance

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Country music singer Elle King is facing a wave of criticism from outraged fans after her recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry during a special Dolly Parton tribute concert to celebrate the iconic country legend’s 78th birthday.

Elle King’s controversial performance, organized by the Grand Ole Opry on January 19, has stirred up a storm on social media. Video footage circulating online captured the singer openly admitting to being “hammered” before launching into what fans are labeling as a “disrespectful” rendition of Dolly Parton’s song “Marry Me.”

The footage reveals King appearing to slur her words, while using explicit language multiple times during the performance, admitting at one point that she was in fact intoxicated.

“Hi, my name is Elle King, I’m f***ing hammered.”

King also confronted the audience, saying “I’m not even gonna f***ing lie… y’all bought tickets for this s***? You ain’t getting your money back.”

The incident has prompted a large amount of backlash on social media, with fans expressing their disappointment and frustration over what they deem as an inappropriate tribute to the Queen of Country.

While Dolly Parton was not present at the show and has yet to comment on the situation, her sister Stella has taken to social media to address the controversy.


A statement has been released by the Grand Ole Opry, apologizing for the language that was used during Elle King’s performance.

Elle King’s troubling performance at the Opry is not the first time she has appeared intoxicated on stage. Fans raised concern about King during her gig of co-hosting the New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash. During her performance of her song “Drunk (And I Don’t Want to Go Home),” King’s on-stage behavior and noticeable slurring of words caught the attention of viewers.

As of now, Elle King has not provided any comments on the event at the Opry.

See Elle King’s controversial Opry performance in the video below: