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Avril Lavigne responds to bizarre conspiracy theory about herself

By T.K. Randall
May 16, 2024 · Comment icon 5 comments

Lavigne describes the conspiracy as 'funny'. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Justin Higuchi
For years, rumors have circulated suggesting that the singer was replaced decades ago by a body double.
Today, Avril Lavigne remains a popular and accomplished singer-songwriter who enjoyed a great deal of success - especially back in the early 2000s - but who later disappeared from the public eye for a time after contracting and recovering from Lyme disease.

But it was during the height of her success back in 2003 that, according to conspiracy theorists, Lavigne passed away and was replaced by a body double named Melissa Vandella.

Every appearance since then, they argue, has been her replacement and not Lavigne herself.

It isn't clear exactly where this conspiracy theory originated, but reports suggest that it was widely circulated by a Brazilian blog in 2011 and went on to gain increased traction on social media.

By 2017, the idea had gone viral and was being heavily debated across the Internet.

Suffice to say, however, that there has never been any concrete evidence to support the idea that Avril Lavigne was ever replaced by someone else and this is reflected in her own reaction to the theory.
Speaking on the Call Her Daddy podcast recently, the 39-year-old suggested that she had found the entire thing strangely amusing.

"I mean, it's just funny to me," she said.

"On one end, everyone's like, 'Oh, my God, you look the exact same. You haven't aged a day.' But then, other people are like, there's a conspiracy theory that I'm not me."

"Honestly, it's not that bad. It could be worse, right?"

"I feel like I got a good one. I don't feel like it's negative. It's nothing creepy."

"Obviously I am me, it's so dumb."

Source: Evening Standard | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Shuffletracker 27 days ago
I used to have a roommate who claimed that she used to be his girlfriend a while back. But he passed away 3 or so years ago. So, I'll never know.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Robotic Jew 27 days ago
Was he a Sk8r boi?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Gumball 27 days ago
She was blinking in morse code but it was a podcast so no one could see.
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin 27 days ago
Just had to...  
Comment icon #5 Posted by Shuffletracker 27 days ago
No, but he was sort of off mentally.

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