When The Going Gets Tough, Remember Why You’re A Fan…

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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.

Stop.

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.

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5 thoughts on “When The Going Gets Tough, Remember Why You’re A Fan…

  1. Thank you for reminding us all why we love and support our Backstreet Boys. Nick Carter is one of the nicest, most generous and caring people, as are all of the Boys. Nick had a very bad day yesterday. We don’t know what really happened and we don’t need to know. We just to realize that he is human, as we all are. Now is the time to send him our love and support and our thanks for being the person he is and for the joy that he, and all of the Backstreet Boys, have brought to their fans.

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  2. Much much love to all the boys, specially to Nick. We got you babe 😉
    I’m proud of what you’ve acheived, who you have grown to be. Hoping it all gets over very soon… we’re here for you.

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  3. One thing is for sure whatever happen I will still love Nick and the rest of the BackStreetBoys😊 I just hope that Nick will get over this as soon as possible and Nick remember you’re in my prayers😊

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  4. I read this again, and felt the need to add more words in.
    I’m a fan because BSB have been there for me for so long. I’m a fan of each of them because I’ve been with them on their journey over the years so long. I’m a fan of them because I love supporting them. I’m a fan because I love their relationship as brothers. I’m a fan because I love seeing them have fun, I love having fun with them. I’m a fan of them because of what they mean to Nick. And I’m a fan of Nick’s because he’s put so much effort into changing his lifestyle, changing himself. It’s so damn hard! Changing your lifestyle, your body, for the better, improving and honing your talents, facing reality, it’s not easy. He’s got a huge heart. He’s… he’s Nick, for so many reasons, characteristics, his personality, and he’s unique.
    I’m so proud of what he has become, what he wants to become. And I’m here for him, not only on good days, but also on bad.
    A bad day comes around for everyone. This does not change the thousand efforts he put in to be who he is. Be kind.

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