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Dolly Parton debunks fake Facebook ads

After fake keto ads started to circulate on social media, Dolly Parton proudly protests otherwise.

After fake keto ads started to circulate on social media, Dolly Parton proudly protests otherwise.
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Dolly Parton maintains that she has a healthy Southern cornbread-type appetite, despite false videos circulated about the singer advocating for a keto diet and treating dementia with CBD gummies.

The fake videos, posing to be endorsed by the country star, had nothing to do with the singer or her team, who immediately addressed the issue on behalf of Parton.

Better known as Team Dolly, her staff set the record straight in a social media post.

“Dolly Parton is not affiliated with, has not endorsed and is not associated with any keto or CBD gummy product,” they wrote. “She’s more the cake, cookie, and cornbread type.”

Where did the fake Dolly Parton videos come from?

According to fact-checking website Snopes, which published an article in December declaring the claim of Parton endorsing these products to be false, the suspect for the fake videos was easily tracked.

“A simple search of Facebook showed that scammers were using Parton’s image and likeness without authorization,” the article said.

The article explained that according to the totally fictional propaganda videos, the iconic country singer endorsed several CBD gummies products, handed out free samples, and said that the gummies could reverse dementia.

“None of this was true,” Snopes concluded.

Snopes mentioned that there have been a litany of other celebrities whose likeness has been hacked.

“Parton was far from the first celebrity to have her image and likeness used without permission for CBD and keto oil and gummies scams. For example, in the past, we reported on similar scams that featured “Jeopardy” host Mayim Bialik, Food Network TV host Ree Drummond, country music singers Blake Shelton and Reba McIntire, actors Tom Selleck and Keanu Reeves, and many more.”


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