The weirdest celebrity conspiracy theories we’ve heard

Taryn Davies
Published: June 3, 2017

From faked deaths, fake pregnancies, fake romances and more, there are some pretty weird conspiracy theories when it comes to celebrities.

We have no idea where they came from, and for a lot of them, there's little to no evidence to support them, but that doesn't stop some people from whole-heartedly believing in them.

These are the celebrity conspiracy theories you can lose hours or weeks or years exploring, the ones that have staying power for any number of reasons.

The Illuminati

Is Katy Perry who she really says she is?

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Beyonce, Jay Z, Whitney Houston, Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, Justin Bieber, Usain Bolt, Al Gore, the Pope, Warren Buffett, and Bono are in the Illuminati, a group of powerful people that run the world.

This theory dates way back to 1995, Prodigy even referred to it in their songs. Beyonce even spoke about it in the song Formation.

You could literally spend weeks trawling through stuff on Google about the Illuminati.

Katy Perry is actually JonBenét Ramsey

Child beauty pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey was killed in her home when she was just six, but some people believe this was all a cover-up.

In fact, Katy Perry is rumoured to be the child star, the story started with a Youtube upload, and it all seems to stem from the idea that Perry has similar eyebrows to the Ramsey. Quite far-reaching, don't you think?

Avril Lavigne killed herself and was replaced by a double named Melissa

This one took hold again on Twitter just a couple of weeks ago. In 2011, a theory started circulating that singer Avril Lavigne killed herself after her grandfather died and was replaced by "a lookalike named Melissa."

Not wanting to lose their "golden egg hen," her record company overlords arranged for a double take her place. Somewhere along the way, the internet adopted the theory and even identified an actress named Melissa Vandella as the supposed double.

The theory once again went viral in May of 2017 with users offering up damning evidence like something about wearing pants on the red carpet and eye shape analysis.

Some celebrities are immortal

There was a story a while back that pulled photos from around one hundred years ago and put them next to their look-a-like celebrity counterparts, these include pictures of Jay Z, John Travolta, Nicholas Cage, amongst others. Some people, however, took the fun article a little too literally and have run with the idea that these people are immortals. Strange, we know.

Has Taylor Swift really dated everyone that's been reported?

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Taylor Swift uses relationships for PR

Taylor Swift might very well have a long list of people she has dated in the eyes of the media, but in reality is it the same? There's a theory that these 'relationships' are all, in fact, PR in a bid to create plenty of excitement of her latest song or album release and ensure her tour tickets are hot property.

This particularly stood out with one of her most recent relationships with Tom Hiddleston, the pair were pictured everywhere together and he was even pictured wearing an I Love Taylor Swift t-shirt. Definitely, something not right there, don't you think?

The government orchestrated Britney Spears’ meltdown

Idolator claims that when Britney Spears shaved her head, went into a meltdown and was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold it then-President George W. Bush who was behind it.

But why would the President concern himself with such a thing?

The media were, of course, covering stories of Spears and everything that was happening, and it was the perfect distraction to cover up the political scandals that were otherwise happening at the same time.

The CIA killed Bob Marley

The New York Daily News reports that some people believe the CIA poisoned Bob Marley by putting a chemically-altered copper wire in a pair of his boots to poke his toe and end him somehow. Unfortunately for these theorists, this doesn't cause melanoma, which is what ultimately killed the musician when it spread to his brain, lungs, and liver.

Miley Cyrus is dead

There are plenty of people who believe it was, in fact, Disney who killed Miley Cyrus, simply because she wouldn't do everything they wanted her too. There are many different theories about when she was killed too, with a murder in 2007, a car crash in 2010 and a desert burial in 2012.

Paul McCartney is dead too

Another celebrity that’s said to have died is Paul McCartney, some conspiracy theorists believe he died in a car crash in Liverpool in 1966, replaced by a lookalike named Billy Shears.

There's a theory that Beyonce faked her own pregnancy

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Beyonce faked her pregnancy

We’re not really sure why she would fake her pregnancy, but according to some people, that’s exactly what Beyonce did when she was pregnant with Blue Ivy.

There was an interview in Australia that caused the rumours when the baby bump looked like it had folded when she sat down. There was more fuel added to the fire when the couple closed off an entire wing of the hospital when Bey was giving birth.

Privacy, of course, wasn’t what these people thought, it was, of course, a cover-up.

Beyonce is actually Solange’s mum

There are people who believe that Beyonce is seven years older than her actual age of 34. A lot of these people believe that Solange is actually her daughter, born when Bey was 12 years old. Beyonce was on MTV during her teenage years for Destiny's Child, but not for being a teen mum.

Stevie Wonder isn’t blind

People believe that Stevie Wonder is lying about being blind, and a lot of it comes down to the fact that he sits courtside at basketball games.

There's a video which sees a TMZ reporter ask him if he could actually see, the answer was 'This year, I will reveal the truth', but in reality the video looks heavily edited and who knows if that's really the question he was answering.

Megan Fox is rumoured to not be a real person

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Megan Fox isn’t real

Some claim that Megan Fox has been replaced by an Illuminati clone. Others say she's like Lassie, who was played by 23 different dogs throughout the years. There is supposedly a slew of Megan Fox doppelgangers, but no real Megan Fox. This actually may explain why her face looks so different now than when she first started – but it could also be a load of surgery she’s had done.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ whole relationship

There are a number of different theories when it comes to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. One suggests that Holmes was brainwashed, their marriage was a contract and another that says wife auditions were held by the Church of Scientology.

Another theory suggests that Suri is no Tom's child, but could be the daughter of Chris Klein, whom Holmes was in a relationship with just months before Cruise.

Marisa Tomei didn’t actually win her Oscar

Marisa Tomei won her Oscar for My Cousin Vinny, but some people think it should have really gone to Vanessa Redgrave, and the presenter just misread the name because they were drunk.

Not so, The Hollywood Reporter says the Academy actually has a procedure for that: They have officials "waiting in the wings" just in case of that very event, and they'll immediately pop on stage and correct the mistake. Which, of course, we know is true after the disaster occurred at this year’s event when La La Land was named Best Film when in actual fact Moonlight won.

The CIA murdered Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe's death is central to many theories with some people believing it was the CIA, the FBI or the mob that killed her. Apparently, she knew lots of government secrets though, and she had a tendency to drink and talk a lot.

Tupac Shakur is still alive

Tupac was shot back in 1996, and pretty much ever since then, it's been believed it was all a cover-up and he actually faked his own death. A retired police officer even said in 2015 that he helped him fake his death and was paid $1.5 million to do so.