Dolly Parton challenge

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Dolly Parton inspires ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ meme

'Get you a woman who can do it all.'


Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 23, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 5:12 pm CDT

Dolly Parton’s 74th birthday over the weekend prompted fans to honor her on social media. While everyone else was sharing their favorite Parton moments and taking a stroll down memory lane, however, she was busy starting one of 2020’s first meme trends.

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Just a few days after birthday wishes stopped flooding every social media platform, Parton posted four images of herself. One in a blazer, one casually sporting a Christmas sweater, a classy-looking one in black and white and, finally, a picture of herself all dolled up in a bunny suit. She labeled each picture, in order, “LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder,” and captioned the post “Get you a woman who can do it all.” It was an instant meme sensation.

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Celebs all over the web quickly flocked to the trend. “When my agent asks if I can play different roles,” Ellen DeGenerous wrote alongside her own version of the meme.

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In no time, the meme took off. First, celebrities flocked to the format, each one lauding Parton for the brilliant idea. “Yes ma’am, @dollyparton, whatever you say,” Jennifer Garner wrote, earning a simple “Perfect” from Parton.

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Even newscasters and radio hosts got in on it. “Inspired by the iconic @dollyparton,” CBS Morning News’ Julie Chen wrote.

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Soon, regular people were taking part in the meme, dubbed the “Dolly Parton challenge” by social media.

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Now everyone is taking part in the challenge, from fan accounts to Instagram dogs and even brands.

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As of press time, the meme was getting popular enough to break into increasingly weird spin-off memes.


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H/T USA Today

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2020, 8:12 am CST
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