1998 was quite the year.
U.S. President Bill Clinton was impeached, the FDA approved Viagra, Titanic hit theaters and crushed box office records, and *NYSNC’s first hit single, “I Want You Back” put the boy band on the map.
Now, 22 years later, the world is a profoundly different place. And what illustrates changing tides better than the wildly embarrassing hairstyles of yesteryear.
Joey Fatone and Lance Bass, two of *NYSNC’s founding members, recently got together to make a TikTok video just to celebrate how far we’ve come.
In the brief clip, Bass and Fatone—now grey-haired—used some prop comedy to blast the former hairdo of their fellow band mate Chris Kirkpatrick.
Mixing a golden pineapple and some slapstick editing, Bass and Fatone cast ’90s Kirkpatrick in a whole new—golden—light.
TikTok users absolutely loved the video.
Plenty of people hoped it was the beginning of a long, wonderful journey.
A few completely misunderstood what was going on. They were panic-stricken.
And others set their sights on another target.
Those users were recalling a trend from a couple years back, when somebody discovered *NSYNC lead singer Justin Timberlake’s striking resemblance to preservative-laded, dried noodles.
it’s gonna be may yall remember to leave out hot water and ramen noodles for justin timberlake tonight pic.twitter.com/H3VKPksFcv
— IconicBoar097 (@IconicBoar097) May 1, 2018
Perhaps it’s time to look back on the styles of all the pop culture stars from decades ago. But be prepared for a trip to the grocery store.