There was a period of time — let's say 1996 to 2002 — when we were truly, madly and deeply in love with the Backstreet Boys. Well, mostly Nick Carter. The baby of the BsB had those gorgeous blonde locks and sun-kissed Florida smile that made all of us preteen girls giggle.
This deep-seeded love stuck with us through Carter's various weight fluctuations and problems with drugs and alcohol. However, he did something over the weekend that is unforgiveable in our eyes: He debuted a new Justin Bieber-esque haircut during his 32nd birthday party at Vanity Nightclub in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Doesn't it just make your eyes bleed?
We started to wonder what he was doing when he live-tweeted his hair appointment late last week.
"I'm at the hair salon and my head is on freaking fire!!" Carter wrote on Jan. 25. "All the damn bleach is making me go crazy."
Maybe that's to blame for this monstrosity of a haircut?
Okay, we kid: Carter has really turned his life around after he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 2008 after hardcore partying with cocaine and alcohol.
"I went out and just went nuts," Carter told People in 2009. "I drank so much and I did a bunch of blow. I felt like I was trying to kill myself — because I didn't want to get the results."
He was right to worry about his life -- both Andy Gibb and Chris Penn died from cardiomyopathy.
The NKOTBSB singer got his act together and is now in the best shape of his life. Still, that haircut looks wrong, wrong, wrong.
He must be feeling the hate, because he wrote about it on Twitter.
"If you don't have anything nice to say then don't feel the need to say anything at all. I am happy, healthy and in love..."
We're happy for you Nick, just change the hair back!
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