The general public love a celebrity conspiracy theory; there’s that one about Avril Lavigne being dead, Jay-Z and Beyoncé being part of the Illuminati and, more recently, that Tupac Shakur is actually alive and well and hiding in Cuba.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that 99% of them are a crock of sh*t, but hey, at least they make for an interesting read.

Similarly, I’m going to file this next one in a similar ‘fake but funny’ category, but let’s see what you think.

It concerns Eminem (but you already knew that because you read the headline) and the bizarre claim that he died in 2006 after substance abuse and was replaced by an android in order to keep making money for the industry.

I realise that statement is a lot to process so I’ll give you a minute.

La Guía Del Varón is the Slim Shady truther responsible for this crackpot idea and they point to the rapper’s facial structure as proof that he is in fact, a clone.

Some truth crusades even believe he died back in 1999!

A few years ago, the theorist gathered 50 or so images of Eminem from different eras and compared them. After seeing Em change over time they quickly came to the only conclusion they could do: he’s a robot, obviously.

Have a look:

Not sure what I’m supposed to be seeing here other than the fact he’s lost a bit of weight.

And again:

Again, apart from the different hair colour I’m struggling to see where the change is.

And once more:

Yep, got a hat on in that second pic – the filthy robot.

The theorist claims Eminem’s appearance – including his ear shape, bone structure, and ‘frozen gaze’ – as well as his changes in fashion and lifestyle are all evidence of him being an android.

They go on to say how the rapper has put a ‘great emphasis on the hip hop lifestyle’ and become a much ‘darker image’.

All of this combined with the significant changes in his lyrics point to Eminem being a robot.

Apparently.

The theorist says:

“When Eminem returned [from Rehab] he was different man he looked younger, he looked in shape and his fashion style had a dark punisher vibe. Eminem went from a Detroit wigger who would wear baggy jeans, fitted hats with durags to a punisher with a new all black fashion sense.”

A Detroit what?! He finishes with:

“This current Eminem is a fraud who knows he’s a fraud and is gleefully shoving it in our faces.”

Does someone want to explain to this person how LIFE actually works: you know, time passes, people do this thing called ‘age’ where they get older and their appearance slightly changes.

It’s a frighteningly difficult concept to grasp, I know.

Also, if the industry really did want to replace a deceased Eminem with a robot to make more money, why would they make such a bad version of him?

Most people will agree that Eminem is a shadow of his former self (Kamikaze was just OK) – surely Em 2.0 would be even better than the original.

You make your own mind up, but in my opinion the chances of this being true are pretty Slim.

That joke might be worse than the theory.

h/t La Guía Del Varón

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