Even though this wasn’t one of those rude celebrity encounters, it’s still awkward. We all know the Backstreet Boys and were maybe even fans back in the day. This Reddit user shared their experience meeting AJ from the Backstreet Boys. They said, “I was at a bar in Hollywood tonight, and was talking with this girl. Another guy comes up, and it’s clear they know each other, and he joins in the conversation. After a while, she talks about how her friend had her first concert not too long ago, and it was a Backstreet Boys concert. I laugh a bit at how a 27-year-old has that as her first concert.” To be fair, it is cringe-worthy that your first concert is at 27, but we digress.
They continued to say, “the girl starts asking “Are you laughing about the Backstreet Boys? Don’t you know who this guy is? He’s a Backstreet Boy!” I don’t believe her at first and said so. He then puts out his hand and goes “Hi, I’m A.J.” Sure enough, it clicked, and I was just laughing about the Backstreet Boys in front of a Backstreet Boy. He was cool about it, but def was a foot-in-mouth moment.” It sounds like this Reddit user learned his lesson, and quickly. We never know who we’re standing in front of. Hopefully, he backtracked his words and made up for the comment (via Reddit).