Avril Lavigne Reveals She's Starting Work On New Album

It's the conspiracy theory that keeps coming back around, just like the moon landings and Biggie and Tupac - Avril Lavigne actually died in 2003 and an imposter has taken her place for the last 12 years. Check out the response to the original theory here.

As of writing, the conspiracy theory thread on Twitter now has over 124,000 retweets and nearly 200,000 likes. In a sequence of narration and side-by-side photos, @givenchyass made the case for why the Avril Lavigne of today is actually Melissa Vandella.

Take a seat and prepare yourself for one of the most ridiculous conspiracy theories you've ever read as it's back once again.

After uploading a customized video comparing Lavigne's music from the early days of her career with a track released in 2014, the user delved into stating a brief biography of the singer, followed by an explanation of the conspiracy theory. "They already had Avril's recordings of her second album so they chose to release it".

A blogger went said: "Launched in 2004, it is completely different to the first CD!" It's an album full of subliminal messages apparently left by the "New Avril". Instead of announcing her death, Lavigne's record company begun releasing songs and replaced Lavigne with a lookalike which Avril was, reportedly, very friendly with. "From here it was no longer true Avril, but "Avril Lavigne" under the skin of another singer!" Another example is when Avril tweeted to promote a healthy snack, to which a jokester replied with "Avril Lavigne would never promote a slim secret bar". With every tweet the singer makes now, netizens reply with jokes like "We know it's you, Melissa" or "It's ok Melissa, we're here for you". "The jig is up Melissa".

In an era where traditional sources of news and information are being questioned, Dr Rosewarne said people are more accepting of alternative sources of "information". Despite the urgency with which some of Lavigne's fans appear to want to get to the bottom of things - and as entertaining as internet conspiracies can sometimes be - it seems highly unlikely that the real Avril Lavigne is anything but alive and well.

  • Gina Adkins