As one of the most high-profile cases of the 20th century, the slaying of child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey, has stirred dozens of conspiracy theories. But the latest claim gaining momentum is arguably one of the most bizarre theories to date: that Katy Perry is actually JonBenét Ramsey.
But let’s backpedal for a moment. In order for this to be true, that would mean JonBenét’s death was a hoax and Perry, a Grammy-award-winning singer, is in on one of the most elaborate ruses to date.
“Nobody died, nobody got hurt. That sacrifice was in name only, and that was to get something, and that something was to become a star,” conspiracy theorist Dave Johnson says in a YouTube video, according to Us Weekly. “JonBenét became Katy Perry, and that’s a fact.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 26, 2016
His biggest piece of proof is that Perry, 31, and JonBenét, who was killed in 1996, have the same eyebrows. “You know, the eyebrows don’t change much on a person,” Johnson says. “You’re born with your eyebrows. They’re very close, very close indeed, aren’t they? … As you know, this whole entertainment industry is just a charade -- you really don’t know the truth.”
A different conspiracy theorist pulled a “suspicious” line from Perry’s memoir, where she talks about writing songs at a young age. It reads: "Not that I was one of those stage kids. There was no JonBenét Ramsey inside of me waiting to burst out."
Among other things, the main flaw with the theory is that Perry was born in 1984 and JonBenét was born in 1990. That means, Perry has six years of evidence to prove she is not the slain beauty queen.
For realists, JonBenét’s death remains a mystery. Her parents, John and Patsy, along with her older brother, Burke, were all considered suspects. They were cleared partially in 2003 and then fully in July 2008.
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