Celebrity scandals seem to happen all the time these days, but before social media, things were quite different. Back in the late '90s and early 2000s, stars' every moves were a lot harder to document in the age of AOL chatrooms and slow internet. The result? Famous folks like Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter and AJ McLean and even Leonardo DiCaprio got away with a lot of shocking behavior you probably never knew about.
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“I’ll tell you this: There is some s--t that AJ and I both did that I’m really glad that social media wasn’t around for,” band member Nick Carter said in 2017. “Because Justin Bieber couldn’t hold a candle to what we did.”
AJ added: “We would have been like TMZ’s saving grace, bro …. just anything from me being drunk or irate at a club, or me walking naked down the hallway in a hotel for no apparent reason.”