Vegetarian Backstreet Boys Praised By PETA

It’s not everyday the protesting activists of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) find a reason to actually praise high-profile celebrities (They’re usually too busy dousing them with pig’s blood), but the Backstreet Boys have been yielded the group’s 100% organic stamp of approval after turning their noses up at meat.

Music Lovers with their goss-lovin’ ears close to the ground have eagerly awaiting Backstreet’s North American summer tour with their boy band predecessors, New Kids on the Block, ever since the trek was announced last fall. So imagine how excited they were when Nick Carter recently revealed that he and his bandmates have adopted vegetarian diets to ensure that they are in tip-top shape ahead of the shows — which kick off with a performance in Boston next month.

PETA’s pleased as punch. Wait — do vegans drink punch?

“As the Backstreet Boys make the switch to a vegetarian diet, they are sure to experience some of the many health benefits associated with it, including an increase in energy, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” the organization said in a statement Monday. “The boys join a growing number of public figures, from Carrie Underwood and Russell Brand to Bill Clinton and Natalie Portman, who have decided to think before they eat and turn away from meat.”