Avril Lavigne Conspiracy Theory Resurfaces on Twitter
All it took was one tweet from a certain @givenchyass saying that “Avril Lavigne is dead & was replace by a look alike: a conspiracy theory thread” to resurface a long-standing rumor that rockstar Avril Lavigne conspiracy theory that she had died and been replaced by a body double named Melissa.
This story has been talked about on the internet world as far back as 2005 and 12 years later, people are still buying it. The conspiracy theory about Lavigne’s death became one of the top trending topics on Twitter after the tweet.
The theory, which is believed to originate from a Brazilian fan page, claimed that Lavigne, who was at the top of her career at that time, killed herself after her grandfather died in 2003. The conspiracy goes on to muse that Lavigne’s record label hid this from the public and used Melissa to pose as Avril to continue profiting off the singer’s fame.
The story claimed to have “proofs” such as Lavigne’s red carpet photos (Avril wears trousers while Melissa prefers wearing dresses and skirts), pictures showing “differences” in facial features of pre-2003 Lavigne and the present day Lavigne. The site also claimed there were hidden “clues” in songs such as on the record “Under My Skin”, which the fan page said means that Lavigne is under the skin of the other singer.
While all these supposed proofs may convince some, all one has to do is to read a Buzzfeed article entitled, “Here’s How I Accidentally Made an Old Avril Lavigne Death Hoax Go Viral”, to know that the conspiracy theory was meant as a joke.
In reality, Avril Lavigne is alive, well and active on social media – even tweeting that she is currently working on a new album.
As for @givenchyass, who rekindled the rumor, her user description now reads “I made Avril Lavigne trend on twitter. How is your life going?”
More in Entertainment
Spider-Man Spotted Helping Out With Hurricane Irma Cleanup
As Hurricane Irma died down, Cheryl Hanbury from Bradenton, Florida, was out early the next day to survey the damage of...September 17, 2017
Real-life Crimes Inspired By Hollywood Blockbusters
The film industry has a massive effect on society as well as on individuals. Movies have created entire subcultures and gain...September 14, 2017
These Facts about Forrest Gump Might Surprise You
In 1994, Tom Hanks gave one of the finest performances of his career in the Robert Zemekis-directed film Forrest Gump. The perfect...September 7, 2017
Broadway Couple Puts a Powerful Performance at Their Wedding
Broadway performers Amanda Kloots and Nick Cordero recently got married, but put on a powerful dance performance that made guests cheer...September 7, 2017
Starlets That Helped Shape the World of Film for the Better
It is easy to get caught up in the glimmer and glamor that makes Hollywood what it is. Take a stroll...September 3, 2017
The World’s Best Actors Starring In Questionable Films
We all have regrets in life, Hollywood actors included. The only difference is that their regrets are far more public. Epically...September 3, 2017
Groomsmen’s Hilarious Dance at Wedding Will Leave You Smiling All Day
There comes a time in our lives when we have to do something for our loved ones that may entail doing...August 30, 2017
Twin Movies: Famous Hollywood Films You Won’t Be Able to Tell Apart
Hollywood is the birthplace of some, if not most, of the greatest films ever made; real original pieces that blew our...August 27, 2017
The Ultimate List of Sports Films You Need to Watch
Sports movies have become a special genre of their own. More often than not, viewers find themselves rooting not only for...August 23, 2017