Backstreet Boys too boycott BP fuel

Updated: Jun 11, 2010, 16:16 PM IST

London: American band Backstreet Boys have supported the decision of metal band Korn to boycott British Petroleum`s fuel as a mark of protest against the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The Backstreet Boys recently performed in Biloxi, Mississippi, where they witnessed the plight of animals because of the oil spill and decided to back up Korn by boycotting BP fuel, reports

"I`m devastated by what I`ve seen first hand and on the news. I`ve always been a marine activist and seeing pictures of oil-covered animals breaks my heart," said Nick Carter.

Brian Littrell, another member of the of the band, said: "We just played Biloxi last week and I have to tell you people are really worried down there. This boycott is about making a statement, letting people know how we feel and to stand for something."