It was a dreary night, and I had nothing better to do than troll the deep dark web for hours on end. After a long journey of clicking on any and every recommended video on YouTube, I (regretfully) found myself on stupid, albeit mind blowing, conspiracy theory videos.
I happened to land on an Avril Lavigne conspiracy video, which led me to a bunch of Avril Lavigne conspiracy websites and Twitter threads.
What… the hell… is going on with Avril Lavigne?
Up until that moment, I’d heard nothing. But this is something tens of thousands of people right across the world ACTUALLY BELIEVE. Since 2015, this is actually becoming one of the most popular conspiracy theories of all time.
Here’s the breakdown.
Avril Ramona Lavigne came into our worlds when the then 17-year-old signed a million-dollar record deal and released her debut single Complicated. There was a lot of eyeliner and stripey black and white long-sleeve tees involved.
From there, she blew up, and the world lost its damn mind. I bought those arm warmers – HOW WAS THAT EVEN A THING – with holes in them. I sang along to Sk8r Boi (and hate to admit that I still do) with suspenders hanging off my hips… Don’t judge me, we all tried to channel our inner Avril Lavigne at one point in time).
Listen: Turns out you’re vulnerable to conspiracy theories no matter who you are… (Post continues.)
According to these conspiracy theorists, though, this level of fame was apparently not what Avril wanted or liked.
What’s that? A pop star not loving the constant invasion of their privacy? That’s not at all a regular occurrence. NOT AT ALL.