June 10th, 2010
03:25 PM ET
Backstreet's back alright, but they're not using BP.
The Backstreet Boys said in a statement today that they’re joining Korn in the boycott against purchasing BP oil. The boy band (can we still call them that?) is currently on tour to promote their “This Is Us” album, and their sojourn across the States will be BP-free.
"I'm devastated by what I've seen first hand and on the news," Nick Carter said in a statement. "I've always been a marine activist and seeing pictures of oil-covered animals breaks my heart."
Said fellow Backstreet member Brian Littrell: “We just played Biloxi last week and I have to tell you people are really worried down there. This boycott is about making a statement, letting people know how we feel and to stand for something.”
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