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Ridiculous Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:07 AM
Simply by being in the public eye, celebrities open themselves up to constant speculation and hearsay, but only the most absurd rumors take on a life of their own and become full blown conspiracy theories. These urban legends are too far-out even for tabloids and their "sources" to report with any semblance of credibility, but enough curious and/or paranoid people out there have connected enough dots sustain an air of believability. While certainly ridiculous, these pop culture myths aren't totally dismissible.

Elvis Died From Chronic Constipation The Theory: While a few fans believe the King is still alive, most everyone else agrees that Elvis Presley passed away on account of heart complications made worse by persistent drug use. (The steady supply of peanut butter banana sandwiches and his rotund figure probably didn't help either.) However, the conspiracy theorists out there attribute his death to one hell of a backed up colon.

Marisa Tomei Didn't Really Win an Oscar The Theory: The Academy Awards will never outrun their reputation for snubs and undeserving upsets, but back in 1993, a different kind of controversy emerged when a then relatively unknown Marisa Tomei took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in My Cousin Vinny. According to the conspiracy out there, presenter Jack Palance mistakenly announced the wrong name for the winner, and the Academy simply just rolled with it so spare everyone the embarrassment.

Michael Jackson is Latoya Jackson The Theory: Michael Jackson has some of the most devoted and most insane fans in pop culture history. This, coupled with his beyond strange reputation, has led to some pretty tall tales, so perhaps calling this next story a conspiracy instead of complete delusion is giving believers too much credit. That said, there's still room here for a good laugh. Essentially, there's a longstanding conspiracy that Michael Jackson's sister Latoya is no sister at all, but in fact Michael's secret alternate personality

Kurt Cobain's Left-Handed Guitar Playing Killed Him The Theory: The story of Kurt Cobain is well known–a quiet but brilliant talent who was at the right place at the right moment in time to change the face of music and become an unwilling rock god, only to succumb to the pressures of fame and a heroin addiction. Well, that's the incredibly simplified version. Some Nirvana fanatics and rock historians argue that Cobain's demise came down to one seemingly insignificant decision–the decision to play guitar left-handed.

Hollywood Saw 9/11 Coming The Theory: There's plenty of out-there theories surrounding what "really" caused the World Trade Center to go down that day in September, but this theory is more concerned with film and television's "prediction" of the tragic event. The conspiracy-prone believe that everything from The Simpsons to The Big Lebowski warned of the impending terrorist attack that would happen on 9/11.

The Illuminati Run the Music Industry The Theory: If there's one word that conspiracy theorists love to use, it's Illuminati, a secret group of wealthy elite who use their influence to control world affairs and whose ultimate goal is to control the minds of every individual to establish a New World Order. This all sounds very Da Vinci Code, but now Illuminati conspiracies have even filtered into pop music, most recently with Lady Gaga and Beyonce, who are suspected tools used by the secret society to subconsciously brainwash the public.

Interesting/Entertaining read. Visit the Source Article to read "The Proof" and "The Likelyhood" of these theories.

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:24 AM
Just because you're paranoid that 'they' are out to get you, does not mean that they aren't

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 10:27 AM
Most of those are a bit out there, but anything that repeatedly uses the words "conspiracy theorists" is something that tends to be biased and completely close minded.

Once you've fully researched many REAL "conspiracies", or - a group of wealthy corporate businessmen with similar agendas who work together to achieve their goals - then you really can't think of the words "conspiracy theories" quite the same and lean more toward conspiracy facts.


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