Dolly Parton, 77, was chastised for her cheerleading outfit. Her supporters are now railing against ageism. 

According to author Vicki Larson, many people "can't wrap their heads around women displaying their sexuality." 

They've returned. It is the age police who regularly tell women what they can and cannot wear at certain ages.

This time, the subject of their chagrin is singer Dolly Parton, who dared to wear a re-creation of the famous uniform worn by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders during a halftime performance at the team's Thanksgiving game. 

The 77-year-old wore tiny shorts and a low-cut royal blue shirt that exposed her midriff beneath a sheer, sparkly bodysuit and tights. 

While she looked stunning, there has been a lot of discussion about her outfit in the days since.

"How do you like my outfit?" The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and philanthropist teased the crowd before launching into a set that included fan favorites  

Jolene" and "9 to 5," as well as a couple of arena-friendly covers, "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You," both from her latest album, Rockstar.

She swayed and walked up and down the field as the team's official cheerleaders trotted out to the theme song from Dolly Parton's 1980 film, 9 to 5, in which she co-starred with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. 

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