20 Crazy Celebrity Conspiracy Theories  

Mike Rothschild
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Celebrity conspiracy theories are as much a part of the Internet as illegal music downloading, mommy blogs, and Instagram. When you have a culture as obsessed with both famous people and secret plots as ours, you have a natural breeding ground for conspiracy theories involving these famous people. What one person writes on their random site can be transmitted around the world - and once it's out there, even the most insane celebrity conspiracies are always out there.

While there are countless conspiracy theories about celebrities, only a few verge into the realm of the truly crazy. We're not talking about so-and-so faking a scandal, or who had work done. We're talking murder, mayhem, government plots, elaborate fakes, money, sex, time travel, aliens, chemtrails, and of course, the Illuminati. All of it happening in the very heart of the Hollywood entertainment complex, waiting to be discovered by Internet sleuths.

Here are the most far-out, unbelievable, crazy celebrity conspiracy theories. We're not saying any of them are true... but we're not saying any of them aren't true.

Beyonce Faked Her Pregnancy to Conceal Fertility Issues
Beyonce Faked Her Pregnancy to... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Crazy Celebrity Conspiracy Theories
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Beyonce seems to attract rumors the way flames attract moths - fabulous, multi-talented moths who can sing, dance, and run the world. One of the most researched (or "researched," if you will) is that her 2011 pregnancy, the one that brought Blue Ivy into the world, was all an elaborate fake.

As the theory goes, Bey fooled us all using a combination of prosthetic baby bumps, flowing clothes, trick photography, a secretive delivery that nobody was allowed to discuss, and not releasing any photos of her while actually pregnant for over two years. The motive of the fakery is said to be fertility issues, and that a surrogate actually carried Blue. The Carter-Knowles family has never explicitly denied the rumors, probably thinking they're really stupid and not deserving of comment.
Katy Perry is Actually JonBenet Ramsey
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Was the murder of seven-year-old JonBenet Ramsey in 1996 never solved because she was never actually murdered? This is the crux of a conspiracy theory driven by a YouTube video: that Ramsey's parents are actually Perry's parents, and that they "sacrificed" their made-up daughter in a Masonic ritual hoax killing, only to have her reappear as a pop star a decade later.

The evidence for the theory is that Ramsey and Perry have some similar facial features and eyebrows, and that the two sets of parents do as well. That's about it. In fact, Perry and Ramsey were born about six years apart, meaning that the timeline of the "disappearance" makes no sense. Not that these things are supposed to make sense, of course...
Britney Spears Was a Deep Cover Bush Administration Agent
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While she might be a full-time mom and part-time Vegas attraction now, Britney Spears was among the biggest celebrities of the Bush years. Hence the conspiracy theory that she was an "off the books" employee of Dubya, paid to engineer distractions and keep the American people's eye off the chicanery going on in Washington.

Surprisingly, the timing of this conspiracy kind of matches up. Spears's 55 hour marriage to a childhood friend coincided with the Valerie Plame scandal breaking. When Bush's approval rating hit its all time low, Spears made news again for having a Child Protective Services visit. Then, when the 2006 midterm rolled around, Britney announced she was splitting with her husband, celebrity doofus Kevin Federline. Finally, her 2007 meltdown diverted attention from Al-Qaeda reforming in Pakistan.

One thing that makes this conspiracy theory less plausible is that it hinges on a rumored romance between Spears and Bush administration mastermind Karl Rove, which is absolutely disgusting.
The CIA Killed Bob Marley
The CIA Killed Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Crazy Celebrity Conspiracy Theories
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Reggae legend Bob Marley's early death from cancer in 1981 has been alleged by conspiracy theories to actually be a hit by the Central Intelligence Agency. According to the theory, the singer had run into conflict with the agency over their plan to destabilize Jamaica, and  had already survived one assassination attempt. So they resorted to a clever scheme to finish off.

In 1976, Marley was given a pair of new boots as a gift by a man who turned out to be the son of the CIA's director at the time. When he tried them on, he's said to have yelped in pain, and when he took them off, his staff found an exposed copper wire in them that had poked him in his toe. A few months later, the toe was broken while Marley was playing soccer, and when it didn't heal properly, doctors found it was cancerous. That cancer eventually spread to Marley's brain and killed him.

Many of these theories leave out inconvenient facts, including that Marley's life would have been saved if he'd had his toe amputated, which he refused to do; and that rather than pursue modern cancer treatments, he instead saw a "holistic immunotherapist" who gave him radical treatments that failed to work.