By now you’ve probably seen Corey Feldman’s performance of his song “Go 4 It” on the Today show Friday. If you haven’t, you’re going to need to do that before we go any further here. Trust me, you’re in for a treat. There is a reason it was talked about so much that he was trending following the performance.
In a since-deleted Facebook post, a sobbing Feldman and one of his “Corey’s Angels,” Courtney Anne, addressed the harsh comments that made the video of his performance viral, scolding society, and generally just asked why people are being so mean to him and his angels:
“We just wanted to tell everybody that, like, it’s been really painful,” Feldman, 45, said of the past 24 hours since the show aired. “We put ourselves out there and we did the best that we could. And, like, I’ve never had such mean things said about me. Like constantly.”
Feldman can’t seem to figure out why everyone found his dancing or his performance as a whole that awkward. He’s genuinely stumped about how it’s OK for you to give him sh** about a live musical performance, but if he mocked your figure that wouldn’t be cool.
“It was a song, okay? It wasn’t that weird,” he said, adding, “I’m sorry if it’s not good enough for you, but you don’t have to beat us up. I just want to say that, like, why is it okay to, like, publicly shame us? … I don’t understand … It’s, like, not PC to, like, say somebody is fat or somebody is white or somebody is black or somebody is yellow or green or if they have a short leg or if they have a missing finger. Like we can’t talk about these things. But it’s okay to bash Corey Feldman and the Angels.”
“Public shaming should not be accepted, no matter who you are,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if they’re a celebrity or not. We deserve love and we deserve, like, normal life … It’s not okay, it’s not acceptable to call us freaks, weirdos, losers, whatever.”
Later in the video, Feldman tells viewers that he and his “maingel”, Anne, can’t even go out because they fear for their safety. It’s not clear why someone would want to harm Feldman because he’s a bad dancer, but social media comments seem to have led him to that assumption. In the end, Feldman just wants everyone to know he saw your comments, and he considers it bullying.