So much for brotherly love. In the middle of the night, pre-teen icon Aaron Carter launched into a revealing Twitter tirade against his older brother, Nick Carter, of Backstreet Boys fame. This tirade comes two weeks after Aaron unleashed an acrimonious tweetstorm, and seems the latest installment in a pattern of increasingly unhinged, upsetting behavior. Let’s dive in.
Though the two have been at odds for years, the recent public spat all started on September 2, when Aaron lashed out at Nick in a series of now-deleted tweets.
Things progressed when Nick tweeted that he and his sister, Angel Carter, have sought a restraining order against Aaron, citing his “increasingly alarming behavior” and “recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child.”
Aaron addressed the restraining order, saying that he hasn’t seen Nick in four years, and that he and his brother are “done for life.”
I haven’t seen him in four years. And I don’t intend.— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) September 17, 2019
Aaron wasn’t done, however—he went on to dredge up allegations of abuse and assault levied against Nick, including a 2004 dust-up with Paris Hilton, Nick's then-girlfriend. Hilton has yet to comment on Aaron’s tweets.
Aaron called on activist Rose McGowan to get involved, as well as journalist Aphrodite Jones to do an “R. Kelly type documentary.” He tagged pop singer Melissa Schuman, who accused Nick of rape in 2017.
I’m standing by all these victims. Please. @Aphrodite_Jones the victims all want to talk now— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) September 18, 2019
Maybe do a r Kelly type documentary
Aaron also claims that Nick broke his nose when he pied Aaron in the face at the Kids Choice Awards (a time-honored Nickelodeon tradition).
I was 13 look at my brothers face before he broke my nose with a pie at the kids choice awards during my acceptance speech. 👏 hes bullying these women with power and money and now I’m back. And powerful and welsthy and healthy. Nick cannot stop his own reckoning https://t.co/vWRES2KGVY pic.twitter.com/x8HdrMwJWY— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) September 19, 2019
Aaron has publicly struggled with substance abuse and mental illness, while Nick has been open about his issues with alcoholism, claiming he started drinking in earnest at nine years old. Here’s hoping everyone gets the help they need—and gets off Twitter.
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