This is seriously wild.
Louis Tomlinson became a dad to baby Freddie back in January.
Since then, Louis and the baby's mother, Briana Jungwirth, have kept Freddie out of the public eye and have shared only a handful of images of him.
However, One Direction fans have spent the past year cultivating a conspiracy theory that suggests the baby is either a doll or doesn’t actually exist at all.
The theory links back to another long-running conspiracy, which suggests that Louis is in a relationship with Harry Styles. It's something both of them have forcefully denied on countless occasions.
However, this new theory, named « Babygate », is founded on the idea that the whole pregnancy, birth, and subsequent photos of Freddie have been faked in order to distract the world from Larry Stylinson.
And it is deep.
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The theory goes as far back as May last year, when a Twitter account was created with the username @BrianaFacts.
Fans believe this account was set up by Louis's management ahead of the pair being photographed together two days later.