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The Dolly Parton “Nude Gloves Conspiracy”

TikTok’s newest conspiracy theory? Dolly Parton and the Nude Gloves. While we are no strangers to conspiracy theories about Dolly Parton, including one that Dolly Parton lost a look-alike contest to a drag queen, this one has reached new heights.

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The Dolly Nude Glove Conspiracy isn’t even new. It is only popular again because of a TikTok video that has taken off! Take a look at the evidence and make the decision for your self: is Dolly Parton engaged in a nude glove conspiracy?

  • The Theory

    For those who are new to this conspiracy theory, it’s pretty straight forward. #dollypartsonshands is the belief that Dolly Parton wears nude gloves with pressed on nails on the outside of the gloves.

  • The Spark

    What sparked this debate you may be asking yourselves? This TikTok  reaction video from @hannahbearbraun of Dolly from November.


    #duet with @dollyparton #rocknroll We as a society can’t deny it anymore. The woman is an enigma and I love her #dollyparton #dollypartonhands #fyp #conspiracy #skinsuit

    ♬ original sound - Dolly Parton

    This video has been viewed nearly 10 million times!! As  @hannahbearbraun put it ““We as a society can’t deny it anymore. This woman is an enigma and I love her.”

  • The Confirmation

    Dolly’s creative director Steve Summers has gone on the record in an interview with InStyle to say that she wears long sleeves and gloves to to hide her arms and hands.

    “People always ask why she always wears sleeves—well, she’s 73 years old, and she doesn’t like her elbows,” he shared at the time. “[They ask] ‘What’s wrong with her hands?’ She’s 73, and she doesn’t like them! It’s a normal woman thing.”

  • Dolly & "The Cover Up"


    In 2017, Dolly revealed to Vanity Fair that she uses tattoos to cover up scar tissue.

    “I don’t really like to make a big to-do of [the tattoos] because people make such a big damn deal over every little thing, but most of the tattoos, when I first started, I was covering up some scars that I had, ‘cause I have a tendency to have keloid scar tissue, and I have a tendency where if I have any kind of scars anywhere, then they kind of have a purple tinge that I can never get rid of. So mine are all pastels, what few that I have, and they’re meant to cover some scars. I’m not trying to make some big, bold statement.”

  • Case Closed

    Dolly’s team has already confirmed that she wears gloves! This case was shut and finished well before it ever became a TikTok conspiracy. So rest assured fans of the Queen, we can now go back to wondering if Dolly’s husband of 50 years is a myth!

    Get back to workin’ your 9-5 and forget about this theory!

  • Photo Proof of Dolly's Gloves

    Dolly Parton

    (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Dolly Parton (L) and Miley Cyrus perform onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

    Dolly Parton

    (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

    Dolly Parton

    (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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    NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 01: Dolly Parton: Pure & Simple Benefiting The Opry Trust Fund at Ryman Auditorium on August 1, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

    Dolly Parton

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