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Did Avril Lavigne Die in 2003?: An Internet Conspiracy, Explained

“Hi fellow Avril Rangers”: This is the innocuous beginning to what is, perhaps, the best written statement on Canadian pop-punk Nickelback divorcee Avril Lavigne that the internet has ever produced.

Vice’s Noisey blog offered a nice little crash course on the theory that Avril Lavigne had previously died and been replaced by a doppelgänger, but the internet trail—as always—goes much, much deeper. On ATRL.net in 2012, user Vulps eases us in to what is (apparently) common knowledge:

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What makes the Sony hack any different from the ‘Fappening’?

When hackers unknown published the stolen nude photographs of female celebrities in September, the backlash was both fierce and nearly instantaneous:

“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense,” the actress Jennifer Lawrence told Vanity Fair. “You should cower with shame.”

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