A fake Dolly Parton TikTok account managed to hoodwink fans, who were left fuming after it was banned. You can take a look at the 'doctored' clip here:
A fairly convincing-looking TikTok account - using the handle @itsdollyparton - popped up on the platform on Sunday (26 September) and shared a clip in which Dolly could be seen telling her fans it would 'all be okay'.
Fans of the country singer were delighted to see the account, and it quickly racked up 680,000 followers.
However, as quickly as the account appeared, it disappeared again leaving fans who believed the account was legit absolutely fuming.
Taking to social media one person wrote: "Dolly Parton joined TikTok and then was banned immediately."
Another said: "The number of trolls I've (and other creators) have reported on TikTok and somehow they choose to ban the pride of America, Dolly Parton."
While a third asked: "Why was Dolly Parton banned from TikTok?"
Someone else wrote: "Okay but why is nobody talking about how Dolly Parton was banned from TikTok today? Her first day? What did she do?"
Commenting on the ban, TikTok said: "This account was banned due to multiple Community Guidelines violations."
It was later revealed the account was a fake, and that whoever set it up had shared a 2020 clip Dolly had filmed for her charity making it seem as though it was a new video with a message for her fans.
In the video, Dolly tells the camera: "Well hello. I guess I'm on TikTok! I just dropped in to say that everything's going to be OK, you keep the faith, and to remind you that I'll be on tonight reading you a story at 7 o'clock Eastern time."
A spokesperson for Dolly told Today the account was fake and that an unknown person had taken an old video from the singer's Imagination Library website and 'doctored it'.
The spokesperson added: "Take a closer look" before noting that TikTok had since removed the clip.
A TikTok spokesperson told the news outlet the video had been removed for violating the platform's community guidelines around impersonation.
LADbible has contacted TikTok for comment.
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