“Like, I’m not saying Avril is dead, but Avril is dead.” It’s the latest conspiracy theory to hit the internet, and people are going totally insane over it. In a thread that contains a little more than 50 tweets, Twitter user @givenchyass is turning everything that we know about punk rock princess Avril Lavigne on its head.
avril lavigne is dead & was replaced by a look alike: a conspiracy theory thread pic.twitter.com/9eearQ2rte— ???? (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
Posted on May 12, the thread, which now boasts over 56,000 retweets and 87,000 likes, delves into the possibility that Lavigne died sometime between the making of her second and third albums and was replaced by lookalike Melissa Vandella. As the poster points out, though, this is just a theory – a theory that just happens to be backed by an onslaught of evidence, more of which keeps rolling in.
The premise of the theory starts way back in 2002 when, at 18, Lavigne released her first album “Let Go.” Unable to handle her sudden fame and the horde of paparazzi, she hired a lookalike, Melissa Vandella, allowing her to avoid the limelight altogether. Jump forward to 2003, when Avril’s grandfather passed away, an event that according to an unknown source left her distraught. During this time, she kept writing and eventually compiled a list of songs for her next album. But here’s where thing get weird: @givenchyass claims that in 2003 Lavigne committed suicide, and the person we now know as Avril Lavigne is actually her lookalike.
It’s a crazy theory that is pretty out there, but in the series of tweets evidence is offered such as the stark difference in style and the even starker difference style of music. Others have even joined in on the theory, adding more evidence to the growing pile of stuff making us go “hmmmmm???!” From analyzing the angles of faces to the placement of birthmarks, people aren’t leaving any stone unturned.
In truth, Lavigne (yes, the real one) is very much alive and well. A similar theory circulated back in 2015 but was quickly debunked. Either way, it’s an interesting thread with some compelling points made.