Dolly Parton Has Started A Meme About The Truth Behind The Way We Use Social Media Profile Pics
Dolly Parton, meme queen.
Dolly Parton is many things: a musician, an activist, and an icon. But now, thanks to the #DollyPartonChallenge, it’s time to add meme queen to that list.
The challenge began when Dolly — or, let’s be real: her social media intern — posted a series of photographs designed to skew the different kinds of profile pictures we use on various social media platforms.
There’s the classy, professional pictures we post to LinkedIn. The friendly, personable photos we post on Facebook. The glamorous, cultured photographs we post on Instagram. And the lascivious, inviting photographs that we post on Tinder.
Get you a woman who can do it all 😉 pic.twitter.com/sG4OHpVgxM
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) January 21, 2020
The meme’s funny, it’s snappy, and it’s relatable. Little wonder that within a couple of hours, the photograph had racked up almost a quarter of a million likes.
Even less of a wonder that, within a few days, everybody was jumping on the #DollyPartonChallenge, and showcasing their own various angles and attitudes. Quickly, submissions came from such varied sources as an actual official fire brigade, and, uh, Democratic frontrunner for President Bernie Sanders (not really.)
We love a challenge……#DollyPartonChallenge
NB: we're not on Tinder 😉 pic.twitter.com/QwcL5cu1Ly
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) January 24, 2020
— 𝐵𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑚𝑜́𝑟 (@Biciphile) January 24, 2020
Celebrities Love The #DollyPartonChallenge
Interestingly, the meme is like catnip for celebrities, many of whom have jumped onto the trend.
Here’s Will Smith offering his version…
— ESSENCE (@Essence) January 24, 2020
…Here’s celebrated character actor Sterling K. Brown with his…
— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) January 24, 2020
…Here’s Sharon Stone, adding to the fun…
— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) January 24, 2020
…Here’s Jared Leto, doing his ever-so-slightly odd thing…
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) January 24, 2020
…And here’s Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, crushing the game completely.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 24, 2020
The Good, The Bad, And The Weird
Of course, because this is a meme, very shortly the trend started going weird, with users subverting the formula against itself:
— Lindsay Ellis (@thelindsayellis) January 24, 2020
— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) January 24, 2020
— Mike the Tiger (@LSUmiketiger) January 24, 2020
— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) January 24, 2020
— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) January 24, 2020
Gotta love the internet.