Hollywood’s Conspiracies

Hollywoods Conspiracies

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Hollywood is the portrayed wonderland of all media. It is a place for celebrities worldwide to come together and live their dreams, but what if that is inaccurate? For years this question has been circling the internet, causing people to search in depth into celebrities’ lives and every movement they live. These people, in turn, create conspiracies and speculations, theories that often cause well-known debates on the internet. 

Although over a million deductions are floating around the internet, very few, have become relatively popular. Most theories have become famous controversies that have sparked massive disputes on the internet. For decades these conspiracies have been made about celebrities in Hollywood with theories such as fake relationships, speculated deaths, and the idea of cloning. Maybe the theorists are correct, and Hollywood has complete control, but more likely the theorists are wrong.

The most significant theory is that Hollywood itself is poisoning its celebrities. Theorists introduced this conspiracy after seeing a pattern in the news. People began to realize that celebrities would get silenced anytime they spoke their truth. If stars started to “act out” or talk poorly about management companies, they would die shortly after or change their mannerisms in public. Michael Jackson, one of the most well-known celebrities, provides the best evidence of this claim. In 2002, Michael Jackson became a protester against the company Sony after working with Sony for years; however, when he started production on his new album “Invincible,” a huge fight broke out. Jackson and Sony’s president, Tommy Mottola, disagreed over touring the new song. In turn, Mottola cut the funding for Jackson’s album; this made Jackson furious. 

Although Micheal Jackson technically still worked under the Sony label, he often would say things on stage, implying that they were the devil. Theorists believe this public protest from Micheal Jackson allegedly led to his death in 2009. This theory became popular following Paris Jackson’s, Micheal Jackson’s daughter, claims that Hollywood’s fame was responsible for her father’s demise. 

Marilyn Monroe has also been a significant contributing factor to this theory. Marilyn Monroe was—and still is—one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities. Even after Monroe’s death, she carried on a legacy that no one could forget. However, a large part of her legacy is her death itself. 

Her death was a vast mystery, even though the official autopsy report stated that the cause of death was suicide by overdose. A later statement provided by an ex-coroner worker, Noguchi, details bruising suggestive of a physical altercation on her lower back and hip. This bruising and other elements of an affair with the Kennedy brothers led theorists to believe that the Kennedys murdered Monroe to hide the matters. 

Cloning in Hollywood is the idea that a doppelganger or a clone has replaced several celebrities to replace them. Followers and theorizers worldwide observed significant changes in stars; their faces, voices, or styles changed. An excellent example of this theory is Avril Lavigne. In 2003, Lavigne’s face ultimately morphed; her nose became slimmer, her face became more expansive, and her eyes seemed to change shape. These slight changes in her face started a nearly two-decade-long debate. The world went insane over this debate, everyone trying to prove whether she was still, indeed, Avril Lavigne or if she was someone else. 

Eventually, some theorists concluded that Avril Lavigne had a doppelganger named Melissa. To this day, Avril Lavigne still looks like the woman named Melissa. 

Theorists have yet to decide why Avril Lavigne would leave the spotlight and let a clone take her place. However, there are two primary speculations. The most popular conspiracy is that Avril Lavigne died in 2003. Hollywood created a cloned version of Avril Lavigne because of her success and popularity at the time; her career was peaking. Her death would have cost millions to her management company, Nettwerk Management. The second theory was that she wanted to leave all the fame behind. However, her management company still needed the money she was making. 

A less seen theory is the idea of fake relationships and publicity stunts. Theorists believe managers plan relationships to protect a celebrity’s reputation. For example, a popular boy band named One Direction became a primarily known fandom in which to theorize. One of the most prominent theories was about two bandmates, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson; these two members alone have formed multiple conspiracies in the band. 

The leading theory that the fandom had was that Styles and Tomlinson were dating. The idea quickly became the most supported theory in the fandom; people began digging to find any indications of romance in the boys’ lives. This conspiracy led to multiple other views. One was about Modest, the One Direction management team, forming fake relationships around Styles and Tomlinson to divert from their secret relationship. The fandom theorizes that Modest believed two bandmates in a relationship would be detrimental to the albums, concert tickets, and merchandise sales.  

In the end, these theories are just conspiracies, fictional ideas made by fandoms all around the world. These conspiracies should be seen as imaginative writings; opinions should not be forced upon others just because one person believes the theory. Theories should be lighthearted and shouldn’t be forceful or rude to the people involved, especially since theories can be made and followed by anyone. Conspiracies should be an open space for people to come together and create ideas. There is no reason for these theories to be seen as fact.