Avril Lavigne Sounds Off On 'Dumb' Conspiracy Theory She Just Can't Shake

"It could be worse, right?" the "Girlfriend" singer said during an appearance on the "Call Her Daddy" podcast.
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Avril Lavigne is doubling down on claims that she’s not actually a body double.

The rocker addressed the crazy conspiracy theory that’s followed her for years during an interview on Alex Cooper’s “Call Her Daddy” podcast released Wednesday.

For those unfamiliar with the rumor, there is a small contingent of people who believe that Lavigne died in the early 2000s and was replaced by a body double named Melissa, who publicly assumed Lavigne’s identity.

Lavigne performs in Napa, California, on Nov. 1, 2019. There is a small contingent of people who believe that Lavigne died in the early 2000s and was replaced by a body double named Melissa.
Lavigne performs in Napa, California, on Nov. 1, 2019. There is a small contingent of people who believe that Lavigne died in the early 2000s and was replaced by a body double named Melissa.
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“It’s just funny to me,” the singer said on “Call Me Daddy.” “On one end, everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, you look the exact same. You haven’t aged a day.’ But then, other people are like, ‘You know, there’s a conspiracy theory that I’m not me.’”

“Honestly, it’s not that bad. It could be worse, right?” Lavigne continued. “I feel like I got a good one. I don’t think it’s, like, negative or anything, like, creepy ... I mean, obviously, I am me ― it’s so dumb.”

The “I’m With You” singer has addressed the theory repeatedly over the years and has always managed to find humor in how bizarre it is.

“Some people think that I’m not the real me, which is so weird,” she said during an interview with the Australian radio program “The Kyle & Jackie O Show” in 2018. “Like, why would they even think that?”

Lavigne also discussed the conspiracy in a 2022 profile with Galore magazine, saying that it just “doesn’t make any sense.”

“When people bring it up, and it’s been brought up to me for like, years, that there’s this conspiracy theory that I’m not me or something? I’m a clone? How did something like that get so — I don’t know, it’s just the weirdest rumor,” she said.

“It’s so weird that it’s continued to go this long too,” she added. “It’s so bizarre, I can’t help but laugh at it!”

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