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Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson tweets losing a friend to QAnon

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 14/01/2021 19:06:55 Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com
Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson posing for the camera: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily MailMailOnline logo

They are two of five members of one of the world's most popular boy bands.

And Kevin Richardson sparked concern after tweeting an 'interesting read' about losing a friend to QAnon shortly after Backstreet Boys bandmate Brian Littrell shared his new Parler account with his followers.

The 49-year-old singer appeared to be responding to Littrell's latest dive into the far-right when he tweeted another link to an article about wellness influencers and pro-Trump rioters.

Kevin Richardson wearing a suit and tie: Looking out: Kevin Richardson sparked concern after tweeting an 'interesting read' about losing a friend to QAnon shortly after Backstreet Boys bandmate Brian Littrell shared his new Parler account with his followers © Provided by Daily MailLooking out: Kevin Richardson sparked concern after tweeting an 'interesting read' about losing a friend to QAnon shortly after Backstreet Boys bandmate Brian Littrell shared his new Parler account with his followers

Kevin shared an article from Cosmopolitan which detailed a first-hand account of losing a friendship due to the conspiracy theory-driven beliefs of a QAnon member.

The discredited, right-wing group has built steam through the months as far-right supporters of Donald Trump dig deeper into baseless theories about politics and the government.

Most recently, the group of white supremacists and terrorists stormed the Capitol while Congress was in session to confirm electoral votes acknowledging Joe Biden's win in November's presidential election, a riot which lead to five deaths and the second impeachment of the 45th president.

Littrell's tweet about creating an account on the controversial site, which has now been closed, was sent the same night that Trump was banned from Twitter 'due to the risk of further incitement of violence.' 

graphical user interface, text, application: Not great: Kevin shared an article from Cosmopolitan which detailed a first-hand account of losing a friendship due to the conspiracy theory-driven beliefs of a QAnon member

Not great: Kevin shared an article from Cosmopolitan which detailed a first-hand account of losing a friendship due to the conspiracy theory-driven beliefs of a QAnon member
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Fans caught on to Kevin's tweet and asked: 'I don't think your cousin either cares or realizes the impact this has had. People are Angry. It could affect the future of this fandom and the behaviour of people at your concerts. He has now publicly opened the door for division in a fandom that's always been united.'

Another tweet noted the severity of the issue: 'Ok but on a serious note, it has been heartbreaking to see people we love and respect spiral into living in a land of make believe. A dangerous land, at that. I hope one day they all come to a higher consciousness, but I worry it's already too late.'

Not only are Kevin and Brian bandmates, they are also cousins as Littrell's father and Richardson's mother are siblings, and Kevin reportedly called on Brian to try out for the Backstreet Boys during a casting call in 1993.

graphical user interface, text, application, email: Fans caught on to Kevin's tweet and asked: 'I don't think your cousin either cares or realizes the impact this has had. People are Angry. It could affect the future of this fandom and the behaviour of people at your concerts. He has now publicly opened the door for division in a fandom that's always been united'

Fans caught on to Kevin's tweet and asked: 'I don't think your cousin either cares or realizes the impact this has had. People are Angry. It could affect the future of this fandom and the behaviour of people at your concerts. He has now publicly opened the door for division in a fandom that's always been united'
© Provided by Daily Mail

Brian has reportedly been a Trump supporter for years and even voiced his support for the band to perform at Donald's inauguration in 2017.

Littrell admitted that the Inaugural Committee approached BSB about a possible performance, but things just didn't work out. 

'Hollywood needs to chill out, all right? You're talking about the commander-in-chief, right? We're talking about respect,' he told TMZ at the time.

The Backstreet Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide with dozens of No. 1 hits under their belts and legions of fans, making them the most successful boy band of all time. 

Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough posing for a photo: As Long As You Love Me: The Backstreet Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide with dozens of No. 1 hits under their belts and legions of fans, making them the most successful boy band of all time; seen in 2019 © Provided by Daily MailAs Long As You Love Me: The Backstreet Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide with dozens of No. 1 hits under their belts and legions of fans, making them the most successful boy band of all time; seen in 2019 Read more
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