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15 May 2017, 16:12 | Updated: 5 December 2018, 12:14
Apparently 'current Avril' is an imposter.
Remember Avril Lavigne?
Well, apparently she's had us all fooled for the last 13 years because rumour has it the Canadian singer has been dead for more than a decade.
Yes, you really did read that correctly.
Some conspiracists are saying that Avril died in 2003, just after her first album ‘Let Go’ was released and has since been replaced by a lookalike. A blog post, originating in Brazil has gone into an excruciating amount of detail by looking at the differences between the ‘old’ Avril and the ‘new’ Avril and has attributed the main differences to height, voice, nose and freckles.
The person who has been hired to be her lookalike is called Melissa Vandella and rumour has it, it’s her that has released singles, ‘My Happy Ending’, ‘Girlfriend’ and ‘Here’s To Never Growing Up.
Evidence? Well, there’s a distinct lack of that but here it goes.
The theory goes that after the release of her 2002 debut album, she couldn’t handle the pressures that came with her new found fame and so she hired a body double called Melissa.
When she began working on her second album, the theory states that Avril fell into a state of depression and was later found dead at her home by her record label.
Her label then, reportedly, continued to use Melissa, pretending that she was the real Avril and apparently she has since leaked details of the death via lyrics, promotional materials and clothing.
Here’s the 'evidence':
Yep, because freckles and blemishes never change over time.
Because apparently in 2002, Avril was 1.58m whereas now she is 1.55m which they claim as “impossible”.
And as for the voice… well, apparently Avril’s double is a “soprano”.
Apparently the Avril of today’s autograph is also different… because people never change their signatures as they grow up.
and a lot of avril's birthmarks she had before are gone. and she also has a same tattoo that melissa has ..— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
@kellyblaus AND why can't i find any trace of a melissa vandella?? no social media, nothing— (@givenchyass) May 14, 2017
more tea https://t.co/OdSxs4YF6b— (@givenchyass) May 14, 2017
Yeah, we’re not 100% convinced either, to be honest...
Although, these tweets do produce quite the compelling case.
avril lavigne is dead & was replaced by a look alike: a conspiracy theory thread pic.twitter.com/9eearQ2rte— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
now before some of you come at me with a "this isn't true" "how can y'all believe this" ITS A CONSPIRACY THEORY.— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
I'm not sitting here being like "this is 100% facts" it's literally just a theory so calm down and miss me w that headass shit :)— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
here's a video I made comparing an avril song from 2002 to an avril song from 2014 pic.twitter.com/1KFZJ8cHnD— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
up until this point she was so used to being able to live a normal life and now that she was famous, she couldn't handle the paparazzi— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
so she decided to hire a look alike to walk around LA for her and pose for the paparazzi (avril on the left, look alike on the right) pic.twitter.com/wNSrDVh09i— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
her name is melissa vandella and they quickly became bestfriends— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
how to sing and sound like avril (this wasn't proven but it was tipped to an unknown source)— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
tragically, avril's grandfather passed away and it hurt her so much. he was her bestfriend and her biggest supporter— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
on end. finally she finished the songs for the next album and if you've heard that album.. you know what I mean when I say it's depressing— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
other sources even said she threatened to kill herself and tried to attempt several times because she felt she couldn't go on without him— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
now if you were alive during this time you know that avril was everywhere. everyone knew her name, she was THE punk princess— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
to live on the rest of "avril lavigne's" life as her. they already had avril's recordings of her second album so they decided to release it— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
her second album was released, and it was actually avril's voice so they didn't worry about melissa having to sing jsut yet— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
then all of a sudden in 2007, "avril" (melissa) released the best damn thing and she had a new look and a new style (avril 2004, avril 2007) pic.twitter.com/CuWn8YcNke— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017
here's a video I made comparing a song from the "real avril's" last album to girlfriend from her 2007 album pic.twitter.com/u7ymrtHuJl— (@givenchyass) May 13, 2017