In the weeks and weeks following the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a number of celebrities, including Kevin Costner and Sandra Bullock, have been vocal about their support of those affected. And, now, two of the biggest bands to rise out of the “TRL” era of pop music, Backstreet Boys and Korn, are expressing their concern for the region. Both bands are asking that fans not buy oil from BP.
“I’m devastated by what I’ve seen first hand and on the news,” Backstreet Boy Nick Carter said in a statement. “I’ve always been a marine activist and seeing pictures of oil-covered animals breaks my heart.”
Currently the band is on tour, and they ask that other touring bands join them in their protest of using BP oil. “We just played Biloxi last week and I have to tell you people are really worried down there,” Brian Littrell added. “This boycott is about making a statement, letting people know how we feel and to stand for something.”
At the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend, Bullock, while accepting her Generation Award told the crowd, “When we all go to bed at night we should think about all the people that are being affected in the Gulf and just say a prayer for them.” Meanwhile, Costner met with Congress to discuss a possible solution to the problem: Ocean Therapy Solutions, which has created a machine that purifies water using centrifugal force.