For as long as celebrities have walked the planet, the public has gossiped about them. Sometimes celebrity gossip is not far from the truth. In other cases, however, it spirals out of control and takes on a life of its own. Especially since the rise of the Internet, celebrities have become the focus of radical conspiracy theories that captivate fans around the world. Here are ten of the most elaborate, entertaining, and bizarre celebrity conspiracy theories that have popped up over the years.
Beyoncé Faked Her First Pregnancy
When Beyoncé announced her first pregnancy during a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011, fans worldwide were excited to celebrate her big news. It was not long, however, until strange theories began to circulate on the Internet. It all started in late 2011 when Beyoncé sat down for an interview with an Australian media outlet. As she got into her chair, her baby bump appeared to fold in half. Photos and videos of the incident went viral immediately, and rumours that Beyoncé had faked the pregnancy swirled for years. Conspiracy theorists went as far as to claim that she used a surrogate (possibly her sister, Solange) so that she would not ruin her famous figure.
Katy Perry Is JonBenét Ramsey
In 1996, America was rocked by the tragic story of JonBenét Ramsey, a six-year-old beauty queen who was murdered in her home. More than two decades later, the case remains open with no convicted killer. In December 2014, a man named Dave Johnson posted a video on YouTube claiming that JonBenét Ramsey never died and is actually Katy Perry. The video gained traction a few years later and eventually blew up in the press. Johnson explains in the video that “JonBenét Ramsey did not die, nobody died, but she was sacrificed: That sacrifice was in name only, and that sacrifice was to get something, and that something was to become a star.” He went on to compare Ramsey's and Perry's features and those of their families. It was not long before more videos with similar claims began popping up. While hosting the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, Perry joked about the comparison.