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If you join Parler, a right-wing social media app, you support right-wing extremists and domestic terrorists and we don’t want any part of you. That includes teen crushes like the one we had on Brian Littrell from the Backstreet Boys. Keyword: HAD. No longer existent. Poof, gone forever. See ya later.
This Backstreet Boy decided that in the middle of a national crisis he would show the world and all his fans what he really believed in and where his loyalties lie. On January 8th he tweeted to his followers that they should find him on Parler like it was the most casual thing to do; like creating a new Twitter for your art or Instagram to reach more fans. No big deal, right? Wrong!
What he did is show fans that he’s ok with joining a platform primarily used by Trump extremists. Not fans, not casual people of his music, or those joining the latest trend because it’s what you do. He aligned himself with the terrorists who used and continue to use Parler as a means of destroying the United States of America because they can’t accept A) that they lost the presidential election and that B) that their white privilege is the problem in this.
By joining Parler, Littrell told his fans that he joins the ranks of conspiracy theorists and right-wing extremists that want to destroy our democracy, that he doesn’t care for the safety of all Americans, and that he’s ok with a dangerous rhetoric that wants to lynch, murder, and destroy our elected members of Congress. And like us, the internet wasn’t having any of it. Here are our favorite reactions: