Foster the People double down on Jeffrey Epstein ‘body double’ conspiracy theory: ‘It’s not the same guy!’

Adam White

Foster the People have reiterated their conspiracy theories surrounding the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, after suggesting last week that the billionaire paedophile may not be dead.

In a series of tweets, the band suggested that Epstein had not died as was reported, but in fact may have been replaced by a body double. “Have you seen photos of the body?” the band tweeted. “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.” The band also added the hashtag: “#EpsteinBodyDouble.”

While appearing on Time Crisis, the Beats 1 talk show hosted by Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig, the band were asked about being “the voice of that particular theory”.

“Look, I’m not a forensics expert,” frontman Mark Foster began. “I put out a f***ing tweet, you know what I mean? I’m just being a musician that wanted to put out a tweet and start a public discourse about this guy. But you look at the photo, and it’s not the same guy!”

After the pair discussed the nature of conspiracy theories, including historic speculation about 9/11 and the assassination of John F Kennedy, Foster said that he hoped his tweets would kickstart a dialogue.

“I guess I would say that I feel like we’re living in an age of misinformation,” he said. “People need to do their own research and dig and not believe everything that you hear.”