Former child star Corey Feldman appeared on the Today Show last weekend, and people were pretty unimpressed with his performance. Feldman played a song called “Go 4 It,” backed by a posse of sexy angels. It was a sight to behold, and the internet collectively flipped the fuck out about how… weird and unnecessary it was. Miley Cyrus, Kesha, and P!nk showed their support for Feldman on social media after he posted a Facebook Live video expressing how heartbroken he was by people’s reactions.
@Pink THANK U SO MUCH! I Really appreciate that public endorsement. U Hav always been such a Wonderful artist, activist, n overall Human! 🙏🏻
— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) September 19, 2016
this just broke my heart. I wanna reach out to Corey Feldmen in a kind way and say that you have to not read that shit. people can be so horrible and mean online and it can BREAK you. do you, fuck everyone. those people have never performed on the today show. it's easy to sit at a computer and talk shit. it's not easy to perform in front of millions. keep your head up. normal is BORING.
Corey – I hope you see this …. Haters gonna Hate! Lovers always gonna Love! Thank you and your angels for sharing your music with us! Please enjoy life and continue to make art! You're absolutely right to ignore (even though it can be hard) the hurtful comments made by uninspired people!!!! Fuck judgment! You have more courage than any of those hatin motha fuckas!!!! Good luck to you and always dream big! I know that's what always keeps me smiling ??💚💛💜💙
The Associated Press interviewed Feldman about the performance, and he told the reporter that he will appear on Today again in the coming weeks.
I don’t want to rush it… I want it to be better than the last one. I want to make sure each performance is better and that people see it that way. This is not a game to me. It’s not a joke.
He later acknowledged some of the sillier elements of his performance…
It’s obviously a bit tongue and cheek… I mean, come on, we’ve got girls with angel wings and halos. It’s not the most serious music that’s ever been created, but it is still art.
… and then commented on the Facebook Live video and the damaging effects social media can have on a performer.
I’m not interested in banning freedom of speech… It’s a matter of how you enforce opinions. I think there should be a way to screen out or be sheltered from the hateful comments. If it’s a criticism or opinion, that’s fine, but when it comes to personal issues, I just think everything can’t be fair game.
For some reason, the reporter asked Feldman whether or not he would be interested coaching on “The Voice.” As far as we know, he didn’t even get an offer, but that’s OK. Feldman has no interest in taking part in the televised singing competition.