Queen Elizabeth’s death has sparked grief and remembrance around the world. The monarch died on September 8 after 70 years as Britain’s queen. The loss sparked strong online reactions from fellow royals, celebrities and ordinary people. They ranged wildly from intense sadness to celebration.
The Australian government said the sails of the Sydney Opera House were lit up with an image of Queen Elizabeth, while CBS News reported that the Eiffel Tower went dark with grief. Twitter users, meanwhile, took advantage of the monumental moment to write viral jokes and post calls on the royal family’s history of colonialism.
Inevitably, some conspiracy theories about death also surfaced on the internet. In the months leading up to her death, some theorists floated the idea that the Queen had already died, prompting Rolling Stone to finally stand up and debunk the rumor. Now that her death has been confirmed, a new conspiracy has emerged… and this one is even more bizarre.
Internet thinks Queen Elizabeth could be reincarnated as Trisha Paytas’ baby
Controversial YouTuber Trisha Paytas announced her pregnancy in February, and the internet was immediately shaken. Known for her dramatic flair, Paytas has long been the inspiration for viral memes and conspiracy theories. Just a week after they announced their pregnancy, a TikToker posted a humorous video with the caption, “Queen Elizabeth is holding on for her life les she be reincarnated as Trisha Paytas’ baby.”
The joke would probably have been forgotten … if Paytas hadn’t announced they were going into labor just hours before the Queen died. On the evening of September 7th, Paytas tweeted: “1cm dilated! Woo hoo!” The conspiracy is fueled by the fact that Paytas has already confirmed they are having a girl.
The theory has taken the internet by storm. An unconfirmed report that Paytas gave birth just 3 minutes after the Queen’s death received over 33,000 retweets in less than 24 hours. “The prophecy is being fulfilled,” one fan wrote. Others just couldn’t believe the timing. “I firmly believe that Queen Elizabeth was born again… it’s such a hilarious coincidence that I can’t help but accept it as fact.”