As rumours about Justin Beiber go, the latest one really takes the biscuit for the being the most incredible.
Evidence has now emerged that he is, in fact, a shapeshifting “reptile”, and there are said to be plenty of terrified people who witnessed the transformation with their own eyes.
If we dial things back a bit, the rumour first kicked off after a headline was reportedly published by Perth Now alleging that “hundreds” of Australian fans had spotted Justin in the middle of the change.
The first people to pick up on the headline were Buzzfeed, who then pointed out that the newspaper had quickly (and quite suspiciously) deleted the article and denied all knowledge of the story.
More evidence stacks up in the form of some screenshots from YourNewsWire.com, which shows fans claiming “his head shrunk” and his “eyes went black” during the transformation.
“He grew a few feet taller and had gross [colored] scales all over his body. It happened so fast but everyone saw it and started screaming and crying. A lot of people were running for the exits”, the quote reads.
A source was even included in the initial story, with a ‘skater’ (seems official) allegedly saying: “He 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.”
If you live and breathe for an unrealistic and totally out-there conspiracy theory, you’ll know this isn’t the first time Justin has been accused of being a lizard.
After his arrest back in 2014, a website called The Daily Dot drew attention to Justin’s super-speedy (and kind of lizard-esque) blink.
The YouTube clip has since amassed over 3 million views, with many now using the video to claim the conspiracy theory has some shred of truth to it.
Meanwhile, Perth Now have insisted they never published the story in the first place, which, in fairness, is what you’d expect them to say after risking the wrath of a pissed off lizard army.
Or, you know, it could just be one brilliant hoax. Seems probable.