Everyone Thinks Michael Jackson Is Alive After Girl Shares Picture Online

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Conspiracy theorists, assemble! The ever-hopeful Internet has collectively convinced itself Michael Jackson is alive… Again.

One woman Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ after tweeting a picture of a man she claimed was her boyfriend, revealing his uncanny resemblance to late popstar Michael Jackson.

Lourdes Zavaleta boasted ‘Y’all my man is so cute, look at the selfie he just sent me’:

The 21-year-old comedian sparked a serious chain of superfandom, when the MJ tribe came out in force to compliment this honorary PYT’s looks.

Twitter refused to stop ’til it got enough and the puns slid in like a Smooth Criminal:

According to coroners’ reports, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighbourhood of Los Angeles in June 2009.

But that hasn’t stopped his ever-hopeful and doting army of fans relishing the opportunity to relive some of his best work, after discovering his lookalike.

In the name of nostalgia, here’s real Michael explaining how he wrote songs in the controversial Martin Bashir BBC documentary, Living with Michael Jackson:

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Lourdes confessed to the Daily Mail Online:

Unfortunately he’s not actually my man. I found his picture on Twitter. The post was just a joke between my friends and me.

I posted the picture to be funny and I didn’t think so many people would see it and believe it.

It’s really cool that so many people are finding this funny since it was supposed to just be a joke between me and my friends. All of the replies have been so hilarious.

Also I kind of feel like a troll since some people actually believed that I was dating the guy, but I’ve just been going with it.

It’s nice to know that so many people still care for and love Michael Jackson.

The man in the picture is actually Sergio Cortes.

He’s a Spanish musician who travels the world as a Michael Jackson impersonator and performer where he sings, dances, and of course remakes the most iconic poses of the King of Pop.

Even though legends like MJ might not actually live forever, and their fans might be pretty reluctant to accept the sad passing, their memory lives on in viral content across the world wide web.

RIP Michael.


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.