Corey Feldman has spoken out after his performance on Friday’s edition of the ‘Today’ show went viral. Dressed in a black hood, Feldman performed new song ‘Go 4 It’ with his all female backing band Corey’s Angels, but some viewers were left totally perplexed by the unique performance.
People reports that in a now deleted Facebook Live post, Feldman appeared with one of his ‘Angels’ Courtney Anne and said he hasn’t been able to get out of bed since the performance went viral.
“We just wanted to tell everybody that, like, it’s been really painful,” Feldman reportedly said. ”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.”
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Feldman then started to cry has he continued to speak about the reaction to the video. “All we can say is that we tried really hard,” he said. “Because we love our fans and we just wanted to give them the best show that we could. But we don’t deserve … these things that are said about us are awful.”
The Lost Boys actor said that he believed the performance wasn’t that weird and didn’t deserve the ‘public shaming’ that he and his band have endured. “We can’t get out of bed right now,” he added. “We’re petrified to even go out … And I’m sorry, but we just wanted the world to know, like, we’re really freaked out over this and it’s really not fair.”
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Anne then added: “He was really down last night, just so you guys know. And, like, I don’t even know what to do or to say because I thought the performance was good and I was, like, excited about it.”
Feldman said that the reaction he’s received should be considered bullying. “Public shaming should not be accepted, no matter who you are,” he concluded. “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.”