It’s been the online trend of the week.
And celebs are pretty trendy folk, so naturally they have jumped at this over the last few days – or more the PR teams who look after their socials have.
I kid, I kid.
I actually really hope the celebs themselves were behind their individual Dolly Parton meme challenge snaps, ’cause the ones I’ve seen have been titillating.
You might not know this latest internet trend by its name – it’s not exactly got a short and snappy one like the ‘Ten Year Challenge” – but most of you reading this will have probably taken part in it this week, anyway. Or at the very least, you’ve seen endless versions of those four squares haemorrhaging your feeds.
You might have called it something like that “LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder meme challenge” and if you took part in it, you probably spent way too long perfecting each one of those images for optimum LOLs and likes. If you’re still completely lost, here’s a visual aid.
Yep, that’s the meme that started it all on social media this week.
Queen of country music Dolly Parton kicked off the internet trend earlier this week when she posted snaps of four iconic Dolly looks, assigning each one to a popular social media site. She added the following caption to her creation, because she is an absolute queen:
“Get you a woman who can do it all 😉“
Dolly ended up sparking a huge online trend (obviously, ’cause she’s a timeless trendsetter), with endless celebs, companies and television shows following suit on their social media channels.
It’s pretty easy really; you pick a smart, work look for your LinkedIn pic, a humble, wholesome pic for your Facebook pic, a glamorous, overly-filtered pic for your Instagram pic and, well, a saucy (that wasn’t my first pick for that adjective, FYI) pic for your Tinder pic. My gays loved that one.
Celebs especially have produced some truly iconic versions of Dolly’s OG meme this week. Some so iconic, in fact, I thought I’d definitively hand-pick a top ten on behalf of The Hook.
So here goes. The Hook’s (my) top ten Dolly meme pics.
I swear I’m not just judging this by the Tinder shots. If I were Will would’ve one, FYI.
Still trendsetting at 74 years old, FYI. Dolly is my kind of influencer.
Images via Instagram
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow