Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson tweeted hints of losing friend and cousin Brian Littrell to QAnon

15 Jan 2021 / 15:00 H.

Backstreet Boys Kevin Richardson cryptic tweet about losing a friend to QAnon sparked rumours of a rift between himself and pro-Trump bandmate, Brian Littrell.

A few days back, Littrell announced that he was joining the right-wing social media platform Parler in the wake of Donald Trump being banned from Twitter.

Possibly throwing some shade, Richardson shared a Cosmopolitan article titles ‘I Lost a Best Friend to QAnon’ with the caption, ‘Interesting read.’

The article details a first-hand account of losing a friend due to the conspiracy theory-driven beliefs of a QAnon member.

Richardson also shared another article titled ‘The Unlikely Connection Between Wellness Influencers and the Pro-Trump rioters’ with the caption, ‘Another interesting read.’

Throwback to the better days
Throwback to the better days

The tweets points to a possible rift between the bandmates who are also cousins. Their relationship has been strained for a long time seeing that Littrell has been a Trump supporter for many years.

Once, Littrell even voiced his support for the band to perform at Trump’s inauguration in 2017. Littrell admitted that the Inaugural Committee approached the band but things 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,” Littrell told TMZ.

Fans who saw Richardson’s tweet has the following to say:

@bsbbecca wrote, “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 behavior of people at your concerts. He has now publicly opened the door for division in a fandom that's always been united.”

Another tweet by @melissaplanty read, “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.”

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