It looks like “Aaron’s Party” is officially over, since Aaron Carter was arrested and charged with a DUI and drug possession. Though, if we’re being honest, Aaron’s life hasn’t been going so well lately, anyway.
Now, following his arrest, he’s getting into very public conflict with his older brother, Nick Carter.
And, maybe worse, the way that he looks in his mugshot has people so, so worried. He’s almost unrecognizable.
Do you see what we mean?
Aaron Carter does not look his age, and that is not a compliment.
It’s not even an insult — just a statement of fact.
(And, for those of us who enjoyed “Aaron’s Party” and a few other of his songs back in middle school, a statement of concern)
Like, mugshot photos don’t show anyone at their best, and we get that.
But Aaron’s booking photo makes him look like a man is his forties.
And not like, a well-preserved suburban dad who makes more than a few people’s DILF lists.
He looks like his life has been hard on his body and hard on his mind and soul.
Aaron is 29 years old and we are worried.
We know that Aaron Carter has health issues, but we don’t care how skinny he is — this is something more serious than that.
Honestly, many people have suspected that these are the results of years of hard drug use.
(And we don’t mean the marijuana of which he was allegedly in possession)
We’d say that maybe he’ll reach out to his family, but … it looks like that’s not happening.
After Aaron’s arrest for DUI refusal (technically he just refused to take the breathalyzer test, but, in the eyes of the law, that’s about the same as refusing to take a test in school — he failed) and possessing a small amount of marijuana (which is still a crime in Georgia), Nick reached out to him.
And, in case anyone somehow forgot, we definitely mean his very famous brother, Nick Carter.
Nick Carter posted a very public message on Twitter:
“To my brother: I love u no matter what & if u feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better. Family isn’t always easy, [but] we’re all here for you.”
That looks sweet and supportive, right?
Nick Carter was arrested himself in 2016 for a saloon brawl in Florida, because apparently bar fights are real things that still happen.
(Though, this was Florida and also 2016 was an accursed hell-year when murderous clowns were an epidemic, so … we don’t know what to tell you)
But apparently Aaron Carter didn’t find that sweet or touching or supportive at all.
In fact, he went off on his brother … also in a very public way.
Aaron’s response, though public, focused on the fact that Nick’s response was also public.
“If my own blood (Nick) truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum?”
That’s a good question.
Although … we don’t know what things are like between these two, you know?
“That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down,” Aaron’s statement concluded.
We don’t know that Nick’s tweet really qualifies as a blatant PR grab.
He wasn’t like “Sorry that Aaron’s doing bad … I’d be happy to take my time off from [Current Project], which fans will love, to come see him.”
Like, they’re Carters, not Kardashians who push products while their brother goes to court.
In fact, maybe Nick knows that Aaron “blows up” like this, and was leery of contacting him personally and getting a different hostile response.
Some people are just hard to talk to.
Aaron’s representative put out a statement.
Aaron has a license for medical marijuana — though that likely doesn’t mean anything in George courts.
(It’ll probably be years before the whole country stops putting people in jail for having pieces of a naughty plant)
He also accuses law enforcement of targeting Aaron because of his celebrity status.
Because it was just days earlier that Aaron was mocking Shia Labeouf’s infamous arrest and flaunting that he himself “has no DUIs,” he looks like a huge hypocrite.
And, given Aaron Carter’s inexplicable support for Trump last year, it’s harder to feel sorry for him.
He has some issues to work out.