Twitter reacts to lack of diversity in America’s new boy band

Kylie Mar
Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

On the finale of Boy Band, the top five contestants and their new band name were revealed.

Chance Perez, Michael Connor, Drew Ramos, Brady Tutton, and Sergio Calderon are the new members of In Real Life. Unfortunately, what should have been a celebratory moment quickly became a trending topic on Twitter as fans voiced their disappointment about the lack of diversity in America’s new boy band.




Some users thought that Marcus or Jaden should have made it into the band, but it’s important to point out that In Real Life isn’t completely whitewashed. Still, one user wrote:


While America may be unhappy with the new boy band that it voted for, at least there was one moment no one was unhappy about — an onstage reunion of the Backstreet Boys, performing their hit “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”.

The Boy Band season finale aired Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. on ABC. Watch clips and full episodes of Boy Band free on Yahoo View.

Check out Nick Carter and Timbaland showing ‘Boy Band’ contestants what’s up:

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