Shortly after Chrissy Teigen live-tweeted a nightmare flight experience—an eight-hour flight from Los Angeles to Los Angeles—a Twitter user began pushing a weak conspiracy theory about the real reason behind the plane’s forced turnaround.
First, here’s a quick breakdown of what happened: Teigen and her husband, John Legend, were about four hours into their Tokyo-bound flight Tuesday night, when the pilot decided to do a U-turn and head back to Los Angeles. Teigen tweeted that the decision was made after the All Nippon Airways crew discovered one of the passengers was on the wrong flight. It didn’t seem like the most practical choice, but we took Teigen’s word … well, most of us did.
Twitter user @RedPillWorld offered his own explanation, which Teigen shared on her account.
Hands down my favorite takes of the night. Not just 2 people wanting to go to tokyo for new year’s eve and sushi nope pic.twitter.com/axMO0bwdqf— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 27, 2017
“Were Chrissy Teigen and John Legend arrested trying to flee the country? Sealed indictments?,” @RedPillWorld tweeted. “LAX to LAX. Have you ever seen a flight turn around like this? Either two options... 1. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have been arrested. 2. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are moles for us.”
When pressed about how the alleged fugitive couple could secure boarding passes, the Twitter conspiracy theorist had a pretty simple answer: “Because they’re celebrities!”
“[Teigen] and her husband performed for Hillary [Clinton],” he wrote. “Q said to follow the performers. No other reasons to turn the flight around.”
There are a lot of holes in this theory. For one, the individual doesn’t really provide an explanation as to why authorities would want to arrest the couple. And why would Teigen, the alleged fugitive, live-tweet the details of her escape? And, most importantly, why were they allowed to board another flight to Japan within hours of the turnaround fiasco?
None of this makes sense, but it is an interesting wrinkle to this already-entertaining story.