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A.J. McLean

Proof One Direction Is

a Backstreet Rip-Off

12/8/2012 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A.J McLean has rock-solid proof that the new boy band on the block -- One Direction -- is just a Backstreet Boys knockoff ... because Backstreet Boys wastotally original and definitely not a knockoff.

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OllyWanted1D    

The only problem with this is I remember people making the same remarks about BSB and Nsync. Comparing them to Menudo and New Kids On The Block. The only 90's band I don't recall ever being called a rip off was Hanson. The only band I ever liked through out the whole 90's/00's boyband thing was O-Town.

632 days ago
17.

leila    

BSB we love U greetings from Finland watch the and listen to the video than make comments cause bsb is a great example for them we love U bsb

632 days ago
18.

leila    

O town is great I like them, take that,new kids on the block they're good as well bsb is our favorite through the 90's music is music so everyone gotta their own taste of music so god bless the end of the day enjoy your life your life is just

632 days ago
19.

AnxietyGirl     

Don't get me wrong, I still love my BSB, but AJ needs to keep his junkie mouth shut and focus on getting clean and providing a safe environment for his newborn.

630 days ago
20.

queenie    

Backstreet boys are talented and passionate artists from the 90's...so i can't even consider 1d as a rip-off of them..bsb are absolutely original and they can't even be compared to those untalented 1d guys

598 days ago
21.

rircsoad    

Backstreet Boys, your time has passed. Let the younger boy band have their time now and appropriately sing to today's teenage girls. You old guys singling to 13 year old girls is just creepy. Give it a rest and let the new generation have their fun. Thanks.

596 days ago
22.

radioskank    

Lame.. AJ, puh-lease, name your songs that don't have the word "heart" in it. Yes, I see some 5 young adult guys singing Pop, jumping, hitting on girls, 15 years ago and now. Yes the hook part of the lyrics has similarity.(love, heart, you, girl, baby, everyone, love, oh, ooohh…) Other than that no. And if that's the case Britney, NSYNC, Westlife, Boyzone, The Blues, NKOTB rip you off either if they're formed 5 yrs before you or formed 2 yrs behind you ---Nope. Bitch, you're delusional. By the way, you have some of the same producers, song-writers. Haven't seen anybody in this circle go Johnny Depp (Tats, Sunglasses, Shaved, Bearded) like you yet so STFU.

547 days ago
23.

Ash    

Yeah this is all true. I totally believe it. One Direction copied Backstreet Boys. Look at One Direction's new movie title, its called "This Is Us" the same title of Backstreet Boys' Album.

494 days ago
24.

kandymanfromhell    

it's funny cause i believe its littrell and the TMZ guy is messing with him and he going on about how he think i want it that way is the best song in the world it sad how these boy band members never grow up.

376 days ago
25.

kandymanfromhell    

it seems that TMZ is just ****ing around with the backdoor boys member.

376 days ago
26.

gharry    

THE backstreet boys are just as untalented as bsb they can't play any instrument they just pretend to so sorry STU but they really don't play any. the whole point of pre tending is to make it look real.

178 days ago
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