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Foster the People Promote Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory

The band believes a body double was involved

Foster The People suggest conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's suicide.

Foster The People suggest conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein's suicide.

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Foster the People jumped into the Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theory fray after the billionaire and alleged sex trafficker reportedly died by suicide over the weekend. On their official Twitter account, the band promoted  unfounded claims that Epstein’s body was not the one found dead in his jail cell, and that it was instead a lookalike.

“Have you seen photos of the body?” the band wrote. “It’s obviously not him. My guess is, Epstein’s on a private plane to somewhere in the middle east getting prepped for plastic surgery right now.” They added the hashtag: “#EpsteinBodyDouble.”

After a slew of replies, the musicians expanded on the theory, noting, “I find it strange that I’ve been chastised by reporters from NBC and other news outlets for my opinion. Everything you guys have been reporting has been conjecture. If you want to be considered a respected authority of truth, do a better job. And to anyone else who considers it ‘off brand’ for an artist to talk about social issues, cover-ups, and justice… A. you need a history lesson B. you’re scared of what i’m saying C. my voice is my brand, whether it’s used to speak or sing.”

“More than ever artists need to speak up, because they’re not getting paid by sponsors or told how to spin a story by their bosses,” the band added. “Rupert Murdoch isn’t controlling their narrative. Support your artists. Support real journalism. Fact check everything. Do your own research.”

Since Epstein’s suicide went public the Internet and the media have proposed numerous theories, including that Epstein was actually killed. President Trump even suggested in a series of retweets that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton was involved in the suicide. Epstein was found hanging in his cell in a DOJ-controlled facility where he was awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking.

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