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Dolly Parton sparked a viral meme and inspired celebrities to show the difference between their Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tinder pictures

Claudia Willen , Business Insider US
 Jan 24, 2020, 04:30 PM
Dolly Parton is the singer behind country hits such as "Jolene" and "9 to 5."
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  • Dolly Parton shared four photos of herself to Instagram on Tuesday and labeled them "LinkedIn," "Facebook," "Instagram," and "Tinder."
  • The 74-year-old singer captioned the photos, "Get you a woman who can do it all."
  • The collage inspired celebrities such Ellen DeGeneres, Kerry Washington, and Conan O'Brien to create comparisons of their different personas across the social media platforms.
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Dolly Parton has given rise to a new viral meme challenge.

The country singer, who celebrated her 74th birthday on Sunday, shared four photos of herself to Instagram on Tuesday, highlighting the differences between people's Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Tinder profiles.

In the meme, Parton opted for a buttoned-up blouse for LinkedIn, a family-friendly "Holly Dolly Christmas" sweater for Facebook, and a trendy jean-on-jean outfit for Instagram.

In the lower right corner, she shared her preferred Tinder photo: an image from her 1978 Playboy Magazine spread, in which she crouches down in a black leotard, a set of animal ears, and fuzzy pink heels.

She captioned the pictures, "Get you a woman who can do it all."

The "Jolene" singer's fans praised her for sharing the collage, calling her a "queen" and a "national treasure." Country singer Brett Kissel commented, "Dolly - this solidifies why you're the best."

As the reactions poured in, celebrities took the liberty to create spoofs of their own personalities across the four social media platforms. Many of the stars mentioned Parton as the inspiration for their memes.

Following the country singer's lead, "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington contrasted a business headshot with a photo of her lying in bed wearing lingere.

"Inspired by dolly parton, of course!" she wrote.

Jennifer Garner's Instagram post scored a comment from Parton, who wrote "Perfect" - and she wasn't the only person who thought the actress nailed the challenge.

Reality star Tyler Cameron chimed in, "I'm still swiping right" in response to the 47-year-old's photo of herself paddling in a swim shirt.

Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen channeled Parton and wrote that he was "a guy who can do it all."

Also inspired by the country singer, news anchor Julie Chen posed with her dogs in a wholesome photo to capture her Facebook personality.

Actress Kristin Chenoweth told her followers that Parton is her "favourite trendsetter." She also called the singer "my everything & my ultimate inspiration" in an Instagram post for Parton's birthday on Sunday.

Businesswoman and "Shark Tank" investor Barbara Corcoran also presented four different sides of her personality, stating, "You can have it all, just not all at once."

Taking a different approach to the challenge, Terry Crews selected four similar photos - all of which were shirtless. In reference to the singer's 1980 song "9 to 5," he wrote, "Hey dolly parton, I'm WORKIN' out NINE TO FIVE!!!"

Other celebrities created the comparisons to poke fun at themselves.

Viewing the meme as an opportunity to demonstrate her versatility in front of the screen, Ellen DeGeneres wrote, "When my agent asks if I can play different roles."

Television host Conan O'Brien asked his followers to identify "which Conan" they are.

Selecting a black-and-white throwback photo for her pretend LinkedIn, Chelsea Handler shared the bikini selfie she'd use for her dating app profile. She captioned the post, "The bottom line is: I take social media seriously, and I'm not ducking around."

Actress Jessica Chastain stood out for her pretend Tinder photo, which shows the actress nuzzling two lion cubs in the 2017 film "The Zookeeper's Wife."

In an effort to show that he has a life outside of his Michelin Star kitchens, Gordon Ramsay accepted the challenge and included a photo with his baby, Oscar.

He wrote, "Chefs can get out of the kitchen some times...."

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