Avril Lavigne Laughs at Doppelganger Conspiracy Theory: 'It Could Be Worse' - Latest Global News

Avril Lavigne Laughs at Doppelganger Conspiracy Theory: ‘It Could Be Worse’



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Avril Lavigne has been laughing about this doppelganger conspiracy theory for years. While appearing on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast on Wednesday, May 15, the “Girlfriend” hitmaker, 39, addressed the ongoing rumor in a conversation with host Alex Cooper.

“I mean, it’s just funny to me,” she began. “On the one hand, everyone says, ‘You look exactly the same.’ “You haven’t aged a day.” But then other people think there’s a conspiracy theory that I’m not me. Honestly, it’s not that bad. It could be worse, right? I somehow feel like I got a good copy. I don’t think it’s negative or anything scary. It’s all right.”

The pop-punk superstar insisted she was “obviously” the real Avril. After Alex asked if her real name was actually Avril, the “Sk8er Boi” singer said, “Obviously I’m me.” It’s so stupid. I knew you half believed it.”

Still, Alex couldn’t help but point out that Avril hasn’t aged a day since she became a star in the early 2000s.

“I’m telling you, the crazy thing is that you haven’t aged,” the podcast host emphasized. “I’m staring at you. And I imagine you with your auburn hair. And I think, oh my God. You literally look the same as you did when you were younger.”

The widely known conspiracy theory about Avril is that she died in 2003 and was replaced by a body double named Melissa Vandella. Some believe that Avril died by suicide due to the stress of her career. The speculation gained widespread attention in 2011, but many claimed the rumors had started earlier.

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Avril has delved into the theory more than once in recent years. During a previous interview with Weekly entertainmentThe “Complicated” artist called the gossip a “stupid internet rumor.” She also noted that she was shocked that some people actually believed it.

“It’s more like just a stupid internet rumor, and [I’m] I’m amazed that people bought into this,” she told the publication in February 2019. “Isn’t that so strange? It’s so stupid. And I look the same. On the one hand, everyone says, ‘Oh my God, you look the same,’ and on the other hand, people say, ‘Oh my God, she died.'”

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