The fact country music legend Dolly Parton wears nude gloves has been confirmed after a TikToker explaining she was convinced of the theory went viral.
A TikToker who goes by @hannahbearbraun posted a duet video with Parton performing at the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which took place on November 5, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Parton–who will turn 77 next week on January 19–previously declined the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination but eventually accepted and was inducted.
The text overlay in Hannah's TikTok clip, which was viewed over 9.5 million times, read:
"This clip fully convinced me of the skin-colored gloves theory."
Hannah wrote in the caption:
"We as a society can’t deny it anymore. The woman is an enigma and I love her."
The video showed Hannah studying the footage showing Parton taking to the stage with a guitar strapped around her and putting her hands on her hips.
After getting a closer look at her monitor, Hannah nodded–visibly confirming her suspicion.
By looking at the clip below, can you tell if the music icon was wearing gloves?
TikTokers shared their speculations–ranging from whether the gloves were compression gloves or were meant to cover her tattoos.
Other TikTokers shared what they understood was verified knowledge.
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Parton regularly wearing gloves as part of her fabulous wardrobe is not at all a mystery.
In January 2017, the "9 to 5" singer told Vanity Fair:
"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 [tattoos] are all pastels and they’re meant to cover some scars. I’m not trying to make some big, bold statement."
Many TikTokers were unconcerned about the theory.
Instead of going into specifics, Parton's longtime creative director Steve Summers told InStyle magazine in a November 2019 interview that the singer wore gloves as a matter of personal taste.
Summers,who has been working with Parton for over 20 years maintaining Parton's image–primarily her wardrobe, said at the time:
"People always ask why she always wears sleeves—well, she’s 73-years-old, and she doesn’t like her elbows."
“[They ask] 'what’s wrong with her hands?' She’s 73, and she doesn’t like them! It’s a normal woman thing.”
Regardless, the 11-time Grammy winner can do whatever she wants.
After all, she is Dolly Parton–a true music icon–and we will continue to adore her.