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Elle King blasted by fans for ‘disrespectful’ Dolly Parton birthday celebration performance

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Elle King is facing backlash from fans on social media following her performance at Dolly Parton's birthday celebration on Friday.

In a TikTok video taken by user @jamiek721, King can be seen joking to the audience during a performance, saying, “You're not getting your money back.”

She continued, “Let me tell you one more thing: Hey, my name is El King, and I'm King Hammered.”

King then prepared to start another song and said, “I'll tell you one thing: I can hardly play other people's songs, so I'll see if you can play mine.'' Let’s do it.”

Dolly Parton's birthday was celebrated in style at a Michigan nursing home with a pony, cowboy hat and costume

“Hello, my name is Elle King and I'm King Hammered,” Elle King told the audience during Dolly Parton's birthday tribute performance. (Getty Images)

Warning: Video contains strong language

Another video showed the 34-year-old stumbling over the lyrics to Parton's song “Marry Me” and telling the audience, “I don't give.”

Country music fans took to social media to express their disappointment with the performance.

One person wrote: “Elle King has shamed one of the biggest legends not only in this country but in the world. That's what you do.”

“Elle King owes the Grand Ole Opry an apology for getting drunk and swearing during Dolly Parton's memorial performance and ruining the performance,” said another.

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Elle King holding the microphone on stage

King was criticized by country fans on social media for his performance, calling it “disrespectful.” (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

A third added: “Elle King, what a disrespect. Not just to Dolly, but to everyone who walked that stage. Absolutely unbelievable.”

Representatives for Mr. King did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment.

The Grand Ole Opry, which hosted a memorial show at Ryman Auditorium on Friday, did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment, but apologized to a fan via social media.

After singer Lauren Alaina announced that she would not be able to perform that night, one person wrote on I wish she would have come.” Dolly Parton would be disappointed. It was my first time at the Opry and I was sad that we all had to witness it. ”

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Elle King performing on stage

In response to fan criticism on social media, the Grand Ole Opry wrote, “We deeply regret and apologize for the language used during last night's second Opry performance.” (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

In response, the Grand Ole Opry wrote, “We deeply regret and apologize for the language used during last night's second Opry performance.”

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Following the Opry's response, the person continued: “It was such a shame to spend $300 on tickets to a show where one of the artists ruined the night. I mean, the Opry is the biggest country venue in the world. .That performance,'' he added. It was like a lackluster karaoke performer gone crazy. It was terrible. ”

Parton celebrated her 78th birthday on Friday and was honored by stars including Terry Clark, Tigari Gold, Ashley Monroe, Don Schlitz and Daly & Vincent.

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