The Boy Band feud. It’s every Fan Girl’s secret guilty pleasure. The moment a boy band experiences direct competition for your heart (and CD sales) and dukes it out against another group of 5 dudes.
So grab some popcorn and let us take time and reflect on the infamous boy band feuds that went down back in the day and some that are going down well… Right now!
1)Backstreet Boys vs. N’SYNC
Classic. People who weren’t even born in the 90’s know about this revolutionary war. Both boy bands won over the hearts of the teen population through their love ballads, harmonies and synchronized dance moves. And hey, it’s not like they were ugly. Throughout the decade girls would be forced to make a very big decision as to which band they were to dedicate their lives to. There was no Switzerland option in this debacle. I myself was a Backstreet Boys girl all the way and was destined to marry Nick Carter. However what some don’t know is that this feud was more than just a decision over which band was going to be your fave. The boys themselves were fighting. That is fighting for the attention of Max Martin (if you don’t know who he is, Google him) and his soon to be number one hits. But other than dramatic love triangle between the 2 boy bands and the genius songwriter - most of the drama came from us! The fans. This day in age, all is said and done and the 90’s boy band world is at peace. Which is good for us fangirls because we no longer have to segregate our iPods or feel guilty singing “Tearin’ Up My Heart” in the shower.
2)The Jonas Brothers vs. Chelsea Handler
Every Jo Bro fan knows about the infamous skit featured on Chelsea Handler’s late night show Chelsea Lately. In case you are unaware, the skit bashes the three brothers and their choice to wear purity rings and be "pure" until marriage. At the time the boys still wore their rings and were very public about their life choice. But they weren’t the only ones being public about the situation. Other Celebs like Chelsea Handler mocked the boys for their life decision and joked about how those rings wouldn’t stay on their fingers for very long. (Granted, they didn’t) Today the boys and Chelsea share the same TV network so I’m guessing they buried the hatchet. And as for the skit that at one point in my life I would cringe with rage when watching… Well, turns out it’s actually pretty hilarious.
3)One Direction vs. The Wanted
The British invasion of these bands onto American soil has sure brought a lot of drama with it. You can’t go a week without hearing about at least one of the members from each of these bands dishing it out over twitter. And I thought the Brits were supposed to have manners! The boys claim that it’s all fun in games, but some of their tweets can get pretty ugly for just kidding around. Of the boys from The Wanted, Max and Tom seem to be the main culprits in these social media based attacks on 1D. Their opponents? Zayn and Louis from One Direction. This feud is the most recent one going down right now, and in my opinion the ugliest because of the kinds of social media we have now that wasn’t around in 1998. If you search One Direction vs. The Wanted on twitter these fights won’t be hard to find. The boys mainly go back and forth slamming each other’s girlfriends, making fun of each other’s fans and lack of signing ability. During one online brawl (the one that has caused the most drama between fans) Tom of The Wanted accused Louis of One Direction of being gay by tweeting - @TomTheWanted: “@Louis_Tomlinson I’ll enjoy the press even more when you come clean #narnia #itgetsbetter” It’s easy to say that these lads have let their twitter based brawls get out of hand one to many times. Looks like they need to sit down for tea with the Queen for a lesson on how to be polite!
It’s safe to say that in the world of being a fangirl, life is pretty cut throat. And seeing our favorite men fight with one another brings out the worst in us fangirls because we need defend our boys! But I’m not going to bead around the bush here… it’s blissful entertainment to watch. However, let us keep in mind that our favorite men may be able to get away with trash talking one another in the public eye. But when it comes to us my dear Fangirls we must remember to stay kind, stay happy, and most importantly stay classy. So keep that in mind as you are finishing your popcorn. And continue to secretly enjoy watching future boy band drama unfold, but try your best to stay out of it.