How would you feel if you find out your favourite singer turned out to be a giant lizard?
Well, if you’re a fan of Justin Bieber, you may want to sit down for this one.
Back in March of this year, the headline “Hundreds of Fans Claim They Saw Justin Bieber Turn Into a Giant Reptile” circulated the internet.
It seems that Bieber was careless when transforming into his “true form” at a Perth airport, where not only a couple of fans saw him, but hundreds.
It’s alleged this conspiracy theory started from an article published on news site Perth Now. In the article, anonymous sources gave colourful descriptions of how they witnessed Justin Bieber turn from the pop star we all know him as into a giant reptilian.
One quote from the article was from a “local skater” who said Bieber “was hanging around with this big guy, his bodyguard I guess, and we were just staring because he kept turning into a huge reptile.
“His bodyguard was pointing at us, shouting that he’d kick our teeth in if we didn’t put our phones away.”
Another witness said that “there were girls hiding in toilets, crying. Guys were running for the exits, jumping into taxis to get out of there.”
Other accounts from this alleged transformation included someone seeing his eyes go black and another seeing the singer grow taller and produce gross scales all over his body.
Despite so many people supposedly recorded footage of the Biebs transformation, no footage ever surfaced. Just to add to the confusion, Buzzfeed News were the first to respond to the bizarre story, in which they claimed the Perth Now’s head of digital content told them that the site never published the piece.
Which unfortunately means that Bieber probably isn’t actually a lizard person at all. Or does it?
Either way, people love this particular conspiracy theory:
INTERVIEWER: So Justin, are you a cat or a dog person?
BIEBER: um..more of a reptile person
[conspiracy theorists go nuts]
— frøstandfuriøus🎃 (@Nick_Frost) March 17, 2017
i told myself i was gonna get my essay done, but i am currently reading conspiracy theories on justin bieber being a reptile
— ava 🖤🌺 (@vaikuttava) March 16, 2017
me: uGH I HAVE SO MUCH SHIT TO DO AND NOT ENOUGH TIME ! ! !
*justin bieber turns into reptile at the airport*
— chelsea (@PrincessMyoui) March 16, 2017
Justin Bieber isn’t the first celebrity to be accused of being a lizard person. The likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Bob Hope and even Queen Elizabeth have also been labelled as reptilian.
So where did the idea for this crazy conspiracy theory even begin? It seems the flesh-eating, shape-shifting extraterrestrial reptilian humanoids were sent here to earth to enslave the human race.
And who better to enslave the human race than celebrities? Let me guess, Trump is a lizard too?
Former BBC sports reporter David Icke is considered an expert in this area having published an entire collection of books about the conspiracy. Included in the books are interviews with witnesses who say they’ve seen these reptilians transform with their own eyes.
Icke also blames the reptilians for tragic events such as the Holocaust and the September 11th attacks. He is also under the belief that the lizard people are behind other secret societies like the Freemasons and the Illuminati.
As for the average Joe, no need to worry – your neighbour (probably) isn’t a giant lizard.