Sometimes you can read a conspiracy theory that is just so incomprehensible, you wonder who first came up with it. One of the latest weird conspiracy theories to make the headlines concerns iconic rapper Eminem.
Rumours state that the Missouri-born rapper is actually a clone. According to believers, Eminem died in a car crash in 2006, but was brought back to life as a clone as he was too influential for the music industry to lose him.
A video clip of the rapper from 2013 shows him talking to radio DJ Zane Lowe and apparently ‘glitching’. In the video, he suddenly stares at the camera saying nothing – only his eyes moving – before resuming normality, acknowledging Lowe, and ending the interview.
Fellow rapper Tom MacDonald has popularised the conspiracy theory, suggesting in his lyrics that a number of successful rappers were cloned by the Illuminati. Fans online have been quick to agree, pointing to various aspects of how Eminem’s appearance has changed. His hair, his ears and his eyes have all come under scrutiny, as people scramble for clues as to whether or not he was actually cloned.
Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, might look different today when compared to how he looked in the early-2000s, but he’s a human being that has aged. Now 47 years old, he will undoubtedly have changed since bursting on to the scene, but that doesn’t mean he’s a clone – what’s the most likely explanation? Probably not this conspiracy theory,
Similarly, the rumours that pop singer Avril Lavigne has been replaced by a lookalike refuse to go away. According to conspiracy theorists, she died in 2003 and was replaced by a doppelganger, Melissa. The ‘Girlfriend’ singer has refuted the suggestions, calling it a “dumb Internet rumour”. Then, of course, there are popular conspiracy theories concerning the likes of Tupac Shakur and Elvis Presley, the idea being that they did not die when was internationally reported.
Do you think there could be any sort of truth to these weird conspiracy theories? It’s highly unlikely, and most probably one of many types of Internet hoax, but what do you think? Let us know!