Dolly Parton drops ‘Dixie’ from stampede show — and internet racists are having a white hot meltdown
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Dolly Parton is changing the name of a popular entertainment show to exclude a reference to the Confederacy -- and internet racists howled.

The country music legend decided to drop "Dixie" from her decades-old horseback "stampede" dinner show at the Missouri entertainment destination in recognition that "attitudes change," reported the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Instead of being called the "Dixie Stampede," the show will be called Dolly Parton's Stampede.

“Our shows currently are identified by where they are located,” Parton said. “Some examples are Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede. We also recognize that attitudes change and feel that by streamlining the names of our shows, it will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows and will help our efforts to expand into new cities.”

Some of Parton's fans lashed out angrily on Twitter.