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Oil Spill, A.J Mclean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Backstreet Boys

Larry Marano/Getty Images; John Kepsimelis/U.S.Coast Guard via Bloomberg

Quit playing games with our Gulf.

That's the message the Backstreet Boys are sending, teaming up with Korn to boycott the purchase of all BP oil and related products due to the gusher off the coast of Louisiana.

"I'm devastated by what I've seen first hand and on the news," says BSBer Nick Carter. "I've always been a marine activist and seeing pictures of oil-covered animals breaks my heart."

And no one breaks a Backstreeter's heart.

"We just played Biloxi last week and I have to tell you people are really worried down there. This boycott is about making a statement, letting people know how we feel and to stand for something," says bandmate Brian Littrell.

The Boys were responding to a call put out by Korn, which launched a boycott against BP gasoline during its summer tour and encouraged other artists on the road to join them.

"The daily images are hard to watch," says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. "We need to do our part to let BP know there are consequences for causing something like this. We want to send a message to corporations like BP so that they will take more preventative measures in the future.  The more costly their punishment, the more money they will spend to make sure disasters like this don't happen again. It's plain and simple capitalism."

The headbangers are  the headliners of the Mayhem Festival hitting amphitheaters across the country. While the Backstreet Boys, soldiering on as a quartet after the departure of Kevin Richardson two years ago, are set to kick off their summer trek tonight at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.


Find out what Hollywood do-gooder Kevin Costner is doing to help BP contain the spill here.