Conspiracy theories by their very nature really know no bounds. They range from George Bush orchestrating 9/11 to the world actually being a flat, rather than the globe we all know and love.

Personally, I can’t see any reason why scientists would hide the fact that the earth’s flat. What have they got to gain from “pretending” that it’s a ball hurtling through space?

Anyway, I digress. Paramount above any other conspiracy theory is that after the release of her first album, Avril Lavigne died. Very sad, I know; but not wanting to miss out on some sweet sweet sales, her record label presented a clone of her to the world, masquerading as the real deal.

It’s dangerously believable and there’s simply no question that it didn’t happen.

This all started when Lavigne’s 2003 song Under My Skin hinted at a possible suicide, making people think that she killed herself and was promptly replaced by a woman named Melissa. They cite a minor change in the singer’s facial structure and a similar difference in her dress sense because as you and I all know, fashion and appearance are impervious to the affects of time.

Oh, and the fact Avril’s height is now being listed online at 1.55m, when it was 1.58m in 2002.

Anyway, years later (now) Lavigne became somewhat of a stranger to the limelight as she battled Lyme Disease, which presumably only added fuel to this ridiculous theory fire.

However, now, Lavigne herself has addressed the controversy saying it’s “dumb”.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 34-year-old said:

“It’s just a dumb internet rumour and [I’m] flabbergasted that people bought into it. Isn’t that so weird?

“It’s so dumb. And I look the exact same. On one hand, everyone is like, “Oh my god, you look the same,” and on the other hand people are like “Oh my god, she died.”‘

I mean, that is exactly what a clone would say, down to a T. She didn’t even deny it…

My mind’s been changed, you know. I’m getting on that Avril being a clone hype train right away.

If you are a fan of her actual music, though, you’ll be glad to she’s back with a new single.

You’re probably just here for the conspiracy though, right?

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