A rumour Avril Lavigne was replaced by a lookalike has started a rather unique internet trend
Who else may really be an impostor in disguise?
There’s a conspiracy theory circulating that Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne is dead and was replaced by a lookalike.
“So what” you’re probably wondering, the internet is filled with conspiracies. However, not all of them receive over 110,000 retweets on Twitter just days since being posted.
avril lavigne is dead & was replaced by a look alike: a conspiracy theory thread pic.twitter.com/9eearQ2rte— yeehaw girl (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
Naturally it would seem unreasonable to believe the story that Lavigne, now 32, is actually a clone of someone who died in 2003. And yet, the explanation from the Twitter user – which includes analysis of Lavigne’s jawline, fashion style and skin – has proved hugely popular.
ok so there's a conspiracy theory that avril lavigne died and there's a look alike pretending to be her and i may or may not be buying it— lex (@ayelex) May 15, 2017
It’s also captured the public’s imagination, with some wondering – who else might have been replaced by a lookalike? Here, we take a look at some of their most inventive suggestions…
1. Bob the Builder
bob the builder is dead and was replaced by a lookalike: a thread by me pic.twitter.com/WSNS5MlS5r— ruby (@rosecoIoredgirl) May 14, 2017
2. Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher is dead and was replaced by a lookalike: a conspiracy theory thread pic.twitter.com/BSuuVApBm8— lunch pail hegel (@prostgrad) May 15, 2017
3. Mr Tayto
Mr Tayto died and was replaced by a lookalike, a thread pic.twitter.com/pe70DPDbez— Chaela (@GoChaela) May 15, 2017
4. Dora the Explorer
dora the explorer is dead and was replaced by a lookalike: a thread by me pic.twitter.com/fl7rXZ5wf5— robhurt kardashian (@ninarosario_) May 15, 2017
5. James Kirk (Star Trek)
jim kirk is dead and was replaced by a lookalike: a thread by me pic.twitter.com/sepwHB1Cy9— jim jam (@trekbeyond) May 15, 2017
6. This hamster
My hamster died and was replaced by a lookalike: Thread pic.twitter.com/9PgKH3dNm5— - (@strictlyfaizaan) May 15, 2017
7. Scooby Doo
This Avril Lavigne business has really opened my eyes, I fear that Scooby-Doo has been replaced by a CGI lookalike. pic.twitter.com/29nuyWxRVW— party ross anthem (@Rauss_Mc) May 15, 2017
8. Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
dumbledore is dead and was replaced by a lookalike: a thread by me pic.twitter.com/vldSlEXMt5— nawaal¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@haryjamespotter) May 14, 2017
9. Spongebob Squarepants
Spongebob SquarePants is dead and was replaced by a lookalike: a thread by me pic.twitter.com/C6scdlqxtH— bri (@kihyunsito) May 14, 2017
10. Sonic the Hedgehog
11. Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp is dead & was replaced by a lookalike: conspiracy theory thread pic.twitter.com/kEjQTMCdQI— Luke (@LukeCW93) May 15, 2017
What a time to be alive. Or should that be “replaced by a lookalike”?