Why are you a Backstreet Boys fan? Why are you a Kevin / Howie / AJ / Nick / Brian fan?
On the good days, it’s easy to rattle off 10 million reasons why you love these Boys and how their music changed your life. Sometimes, we put them on such a pedestal that we forget they’re just as human as we are.
On the bad days, we seem to forget every reason we had to love them… because one of them had a bad day, said some things you don’t agree with, acted in a way you don’t agree with. A bad day for a Backstreet Boy turns into 1000+ comments about what we think is wrong, what we think really happened, fighting with others about their “wrong” opinions, and more. While they make our bad days better, we tend to turn their bad days into week long events.
Send love, send a prayer, good vibes, uplifting thoughts and stay out of it. Move on.
In a moment of bad choices and bad decisions, some have chosen to use it to build a case against their “least favorite” Backstreet Boy, to say “I told you so”. Some have chosen to simply not believe it and believe Nick, Brian, AJ, Howie and Kevin are untouchable and immediately try to blame it on someone else.
How would you feel if you made bad choices, suffered consequences, and then came online to see the Backstreet Boys making jokes about your plight, saying they expected it, and other things?
Most recently, obviously, this has to do with Nick’s arrest, but it’s something to keep in mind. Whether you “support” him or not, whatever your opinion is about what happened, whether you be disappointed / sad / mad, or even think it’s funny, remember to be kind. Celebrity or not, he, along with the others, are human. They have issues, illnesses, and bad days… just like us. A bad day isn’t a bad life.
If the Backstreet Boys make you happy on your worst days, which I know 99% of fans will admit, do the same for them. Be a light in the darkest times. Always be mindful that we don’t know everything and that everything happens for a reason – good and bad.
Care more. Love more. Judge less.