Hello Underdogs, Happy Thursday! I am doing a requested post today for a fan who requested more information on the Avril Lavigne’s Dead theory. Here is the link to that original post. Dig It
For the past several years people have had a theory that singer Avril Lavigne is dead. This theory gains speed every few months, and right now we seem to be in the upswing of this again. According to some, Avril Lavigne passed away from suicide after her Grandfather died. Instead of letting the girl rest, they kept her legacy going with a backup singer and dancer, who had also been A.L’s body double. This new Avril is supposedly named Melissa Vandella. As I stated in the last blog, this is a hoax that was created by a man in Brazil as a way to show how far social media rumors can go. Here is an article by Rolling Stone that addresses this, and shows how fans won’t believe that this could just be a joke that has gone way too far. I don’t think the guy who started this hoax truly thought that it would reach this level. Avril Lavigne: The Theory That Won’t Die: Rolling Stone
Even though this has been outed as a hoax, created by someone across the world, people will not let it go. The fans of this theory have actually stated that this is true, and have evidence to support their thoughts. They have said that yes, this started off as a story from a man in Brazil, but he was telling the truth, and now he is backtracking and saying it was hoax to cover his tracks. What this man has actually stumbled upon is a massive cover up by the record companies, and now, his life could be in danger because of what he knows. Now, he has to pass everything off a story which he created. Avril is dead and Melissa lives on!
Why do people actually think that Avril is dead? First off, people seem to think that there is photo evidence that she is not the same person. Take a look at this photo and see all the settle differences in moles that are pointed out. People are saying that moles on Avril’s skin has just magically went away. While it isn’t clear what they want you to see in this photo, I believe they are trying to say her moles are not in the same spot, they are faded, or they are gone. There is such a thing is getting your moles removed, especially when you get older. There are skin issues that require you to get rid of skin growths, and the simplest explanation could be that her moles are different because of health reasons.
She also could look different than she did when she was a teenager because she is human. People change and grow. I am roughly the same age as Avril, and I can tell you that I don’t look the same as I did when I was a teen, nor when I was in my twenties. Avril also suffers from Lyme disease which has many side effects. When you are ill, you normally take medication to treat what is ailing you. You can have many changes such as weight gain, or loss, skin rashes, and even changes in skin tone and texture. It is not unusual for someone on medication to have dark circles under their eyes, seem puffy or swollen, and be very pale or blotchy. Avril is also richer than the average person, so she can afford the very best in make-up, and the very best in plastic surgery if she decides that is something that she wants to do. Logically, there are many explanations for the reasons she looks slightly different than she did when she was a teenager.
People are also quick to point out the differences in her voice. This is where I can say there might actually be something going on. First, her style of music is not the same as it used to be. While she was younger, her vocal range was prominent, and now it is very auto tuned like almost every female singer who is popular at the moment. Their is voice manipulation going on, but that is nothing new in the world of music. While I do think that her new choice of music style is strange, and awful, it is what is selling records. It isn’t out of ordinary for artists to do what will sell. I also guess according to some that Avril’s handwriting has change. Again, a simple explanation for this is age and medication. I looked at my handwriting a few years ago verses today and you know what, it is different. Your hand writing can change with age. It can also change with medicine and illness. Handwriting analysis is something that people are trained on for years. A single snapshot of a few examples of writing is not enough evidence to prove anything.
So, if those things can be explained, then what about Melissa? She has been Avril’s backup singer for years! Even Avril has said she was real to her fans by writing her name across her fingers during a photo shoot.
Even though Avril said she did this for a young fan who was battling cancer, it was actually to show the world that Melissa was indeed Avril. If you do any searching about Melissa you will see that she is in fact, not real. She was a fiction created by the same man in Brazil to be part of his story. All of her social media pages were created after the scandal, and not before. The photos of this woman are so much like Avril, that you have to stop in wonder how much money in plastic surgery did this girls spend in order to get this look so perfect? There is no evidence that this girl was ever real. In fact, I don’t think she was anything more than fabrication. I don’t understand how people can tell the difference between the “Melissa” photos and the Avril photos.
Why do I have a hard time believing this theory, when I think that Doris Day was replaced? First, this is 2017, not 1942. Technology will not allow people to hide. There is no privacy, and if Avril Lavigne had died, there would be no escaping the story. Has she hired body doubles to do interviews for her? That is possible, because many stars take part in the practice. I wouldn’t put it past her, or her record company to hire someone to take do publicity for her to an extent. Second, she is worth more dead than alive. If Avril was really dead, she would have stayed dead. She would have brought in more money than her current album sales. While I can almost see people trying to keep a suicide out of the media as a cause of death, that is more for public safety than a hoax. Too many people could copycat a suicide, and I can see if a celebrity dies by their own hand, their camps will spin it in a different way such as an accident. So is it wrong to hire a double to do promotional events for you? It can be considered morally wrong, or kind of rude, but it’s not illegal. It doesn’t mean that you are dead and you have been replaced either.
At the end of the day, you are going to think whatever you like. But please don’t be one of those people who harass and bully Avril’s social media accounts. While doing research, I have seen the horrible harassing things that people have posted on her Twitter account. There is no excuse for that at all! I truly can’t understand why someone would do something like that to someone. What do they expect, that their words and actions will be what gets her to admit the truth. Or will it be the one thing that sends a real person over the edge. Think before you ink….by ink, I mean before you put things out on social media.
With every conspiracy, there is a bit of truth. I believe the truth in this one is that Avril does have someone who does some social appearances for her, and she sings with an auto tuner. Her change in looks and style are easily explained. I don’t see a conspiracy here, and that says a lot! I am a big fan of conspiracy theories and this one seems too weak to make any good arguments. Money makes the world go round, and if she was truly dead, everyone would cash in. Why would they keep going with this girl’s career when she was at her height years ago? Face it, Avril isn’t cutting it like she used to, and this theory keeps her name in the news, and makes you look into things like her music. Then again, Avril did marry the guy from Nickleback, so anything is possible.
What do you think? Has Avril been replaced by a look alike, or is she alive and well?