The Internet was clearly made for three things: Cat photos and videos, people arguing for no reason and conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories have proven to be popular in both article form and in videos that you find in a network like YouTube for example where people tend to come up with an explanation about something.
Conspiracy theories tend to generate a lot of conversation in Internet forums since people try to come up with a ‘logical’ explanation to an unexplained phenomena. On Saturday, a Twitter user by the name @givenchyass decided to start a tweetstorm where she had a theory that Avril Lavigne, the famous rock singer had ‘died’ and was replaced by a lookalike.
avril lavigne is dead & was replaced by a look alike: a conspiracy theory thread pic.twitter.com/9eearQ2rte
— 🅴 (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
The entire tweetstorm proved to be incredibly popular since the person gave some ‘evidence’ to support her claim and as such, the preface tweet is now nearing the hundred thousandth retweet mark.
However when you research on the ‘conspiracy theory’, it is not exactly new since a VICE article investigated the piece where the source of it was from a Avril Lavigne fansite based in Brazil. This conspiracy tweetstorm proved to be so popular to the point that it made people come up with conspiracy theories of their own.
First, there is one who instead thought Avril Lavigne was replaced by Lil Uzi Vert
avril lavigne is dead and was replaced by lil uzi vert: confirmed. pic.twitter.com/ebyjsTeqiO
— pe (@frankarlas) May 15, 2017
Now this lady decided to start another conspiracy theory tweetstorm where she claimed that Diddy was ‘killed’ and replaced by a Somali man.
P Diddy was killed in 1997 and replaced by a Somali man – a conspiracy theory:
— مريم (@mariamacfc) May 14, 2017
The conspiracy theories started to get weird.
This is one about Messi, the famous foward
Messi died 2 years ago but was replaced by a chef from Eastern Europe. Conspiracy Theory …let me explain pic.twitter.com/R8jBug49zW
— De Gea's Sugar Mama (@Lizutd) May 15, 2017
Rami Malek conspiracy theory
rami died and sami took over: a conspiracy theory pic.twitter.com/xfvk0tZlwX
— gia (@dxnniedarkos) May 15, 2017
Kylie Jenner’s conspiracy theory
New conspiracy theory: Kylie Jenner died in 2013 and was replaced with a clone who looks nothing like her pic.twitter.com/regKzqaTKO
— LK (@_w0rmboy) May 14, 2017