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:
Okay so I was looking at these and the corners of their eyes are shaped differently and now I'm geeking pic.twitter.com/ag2G37NsSt
— Ash (@ashlynntattoos) May 14, 2017
Not to mention cryptic lyrics in her songs:
BIIIH SHE REALLY TRIED TO TELL US pic.twitter.com/YSgVMHP3sD
— 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.
— Cé (@_Selesst) 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.
Avril would never say "wahoo", Melissa
— xmas kenny 🎄 (@ohschittpatrick) May 16, 2017
ARE YOU MELISSA OR AVRIL pic.twitter.com/OsrGAj1GIj
— アンソニー (@akanenzaka46w) May 16, 2017
Melissa, is that you? pic.twitter.com/RLN2qGhY7A
— curtis lee (@curtyleex) May 16, 2017