Weird: The Backstreet Boys have announced a boycott of BP because of the massive oil spill.
Weirder: Korn instigated this.
Actually, maybe not so weird: These band will forever be linked in the realm of "shitty music that should have failed to exist in any form after the big ball dropped on The Year 2000."
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Sadly, the lame duck Clinton administration failed to act, and the Bush administration encouraged dangerous deregulation of both oil and boy bands. So, yeah, here we are, fielding press releases like this:
The Backstreet Boys join popular hard rock band KORN to boycott the purchase of BP oil. Currently on a 35+ North American tour in support of their new album, THIS IS US, BSB promises to embark on a BP free tour.
"I'm devastated by what I've seen first hand and on the news" says Nick Carter. "I've always been a marine activist and seeing pictures of oil-covered animals breaks my heart."
"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," states Brian Littrell.
Both Backstreet Boys and KORN urge other touring musicians to join their boycott.
These bands communicating in some way sounds like the start of a VH1 reality show, I know. And while it's a little shocking that either Korn or Backstreet Boys is still touring, it's less shocking when you consider that the tour took them to Biloxi, Mississippi where, as I understand it, Follow The Leader was recently released to great acclaim.
Seriously, though, boycotting BP is not a bad idea, despite the movement's lackluster endorsers.