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*NSYNC’s Joey Fatone And Lance Bass Just Dragged The Hell Out Of Chris Kirkpatrick’s Old Hairstyle

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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.

@joeyfatone♬ original sound – Joey Fatone

TikTok users absolutely loved the video. 

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Plenty of people hoped it was the beginning of a long, wonderful journey. 

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A few completely misunderstood what was going on. They were panic-stricken. 

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And others set their sights on another target. 

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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. 

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. 

Eric Spring

Written by Eric Spring

Eric Spring lives in New York City. He has poor vision and cooks a good egg. Most of his money is spent on live music and produce. He usually wears plain, solid color sweatshirts without hoods because he assumes loud patterns make people expect something big. Typically, he'll bypass a handshake and go straight for the hug.