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.
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.
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.
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.
A truly insane conspiracy theory went around in 2010 - that movie stars Vin Diesel and Jennifer Aniston had conspired together to "steal" dozens of movies and erase them from existence. These titles include all of the Transformers movies, G.I. Joe, and Avatar - which were all made a decade earlier than we think they were and doled out by the movie stars as a response to Sienna Miller attempting to... do something bad.
The theory stems from a letter sent to the Hollywood Reporter, and has no supporting evidence.