The latest batshit conspiracy to grasp hold of the tinfoil hat-wearing internet involves Avril Lavigne being killed and replaced by a doppleganger named Melissa back in 2003.
The crackpot theory has been kicking around for years, but it’s made a seismic resurgence on Twitter over the past few days with skeptics pointing to the Canadian pop-punk princess’s sudden changes in style:
Avril always wore pants on red carpets. The dresses started late 2003. Melissa (bottom) loves the attention but Avril (top) clearly doesn't. pic.twitter.com/rPtIbzsqpH
— goth princess (@angeldelemuerte) May 14, 2017
— A (@ashlynnktigner) May 14, 2017
Not to mention cryptic lyrics in her songs:
— Kelly (@kellyblaus) May 14, 2017
As bulletproof evidence that the OG Avril is actually 6-feet-under and has been stealthily replaced by a lookalike, specifically an actress named Melissa Vandella, whose Facebook profile picture looks like this:
I need somebody to just get Avril Lavigne and Melissa Vandella in the same room or the police needs to get involved.
— Princess Cé (@Rihvace) May 15, 2017
petition for ellen to get avril lavigne and melissa vandella in the same room
— lily (@honeybuttah) May 15, 2017
Avril Lavigne and Melissa Vandella gotta take a picture together or she's dead.
— Chase Payton (@chase_payton_) May 15, 2017
Anyway, now that the world is in the grips of #notmyavril fever, “Avril” herself is trying to act all normal, like she’s not a clone and stuff, by posting photos from the studio where she’s working on her new album:
Beginning production this week for the album. Wahoo. Pouring my heart & soul into writing these new songs for you guys. Can't wait !!!! pic.twitter.com/M8vBnkP1D4
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) May 16, 2017
Pfffft. A photo of a shadowy face in a darkly lit room? Nice try MELISSA.
@AvrilLavigne Avril would never say "wahoo", Melissa
— Kennedy (@watsonshoImes) May 16, 2017
— emma loves danny (@cafedodie) May 16, 2017
— 🎂誕生日アンソニー🎂 (@smilelikesunny) May 16, 2017
— mina (@xminasax) May 16, 2017
— Curtis Lee 🇬🇧 (@CurtyLeeXo) May 16, 2017