Celebrities who believe in conspiracies range from devout 9/11 truthers to those who think the US government is exterminating African Americans and slaying other celebrities. They usually use their fame to espouse their theories, giving interviews, discussing these conspiracies on talk shows, and posting all over social media.
Some of the conspiracies these celebrity truthers believe are truly wild. Beyond standard-issue moon landing and "fire can't melt steel" conspiracies, celebrities have talked about chemtrails harming citizens; the Earth being flat; famous people being being stalked, cloned, or slain; and the New World Order taking control of civilization. Some conspiracy theories stretch back decades or even centuries — but haven't stayed hidden, thanks to the efforts of these celebrity sleuths.
Here are some prominent celebrities that believe in conspiracy theories, along with footage of them spouting at length, when available.
In January 2017, Paris Jackson — the daughter of late entertainer Michael Jackson — told Rolling Stone she believed her father was slain. While she didn't go as far to name who killed her father, she told the magazine "all arrows" point to her father's passing not being accidental.
"It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bull[crap], but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a set up."
- Age: 22
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
The rapper spent the better part of a day in early 2016 tweeting about how Earth is actually flat. He pointed out his inability to see the curve of the planet, even when at the beach, and that objects that should be invisible behind the curvature of Earth are clearly visible. Therefore, Earth is flat and we're all being lied to.
From his tweets, B.o.B. also appeared to be a moon landing truther who believed it was faked in a studio, and that there's an elaborate conspiracy to conceal vast human cloning centers producing lookalikes of celebrities.
- Age: 31
- Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Chalk up the French actress as another who doubts human beings walked on the moon. She rhetorically asked the Huffington Post in 2008, "Did a man really walk on the moon?" and added, "I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure."
She's also a 9/11 truther, claiming "We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [in New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.”
- Age: 40
- Birthplace: Paris, France
West revealed himself to be an advocate of the "CIA invented AIDS" conspiracy over a decade ago, telling the audience at Live 8 in 2005 that the condition is a "man-made disease" that was "placed in Africa just like crack was placed in the Black community to break up the Black Panthers."
- Age: 43
- Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia