Actor Corey Feldman was one of the biggest teen heartthrobs in the world back in the 1980s, starring in film classics such as “The Goonies,” “Stand by Me,” “The Lost Boys” and more.
However, Feldman’s career took a sudden turn for the worse after the actor found himself in a downward spiral thanks to alcohol and substance abuse problems.
Recently, Feldman has been trying to get back into the spotlight. This time, the child star is taking a shot at the music industry.
Feldman is currently the lead singer of his own band, and recently released a song from his fifth album, “Angelic 2 the Core,” which he said is a “good versus evil, heaven versus hell” – themed record:
The former teen idol premiered the song on the “Today Show” this past Friday and since airing, social media users have not been afraid to share their honest opinions about the performance:
Just when I think the news media has hit rock bottom, Corey Feldman shows up on the Today Show. Happy Friday. pic.twitter.com/IVSW835dWa
— MaryCatherine Finney (@mickfinney) September 16, 2016
— Bethany Primrose (@BethanyPrimrose) September 16, 2016
Thanks to Corey Feldman, Michael Jackson will be rolling in his grave for all eternity. Kudos Corey.
— iJoey (@jumpdashark) September 18, 2016
— Clarence Dass (@invaderclarence) September 17, 2016
For a large part of the weekend, Feldman’s performance was trending on Facebook and Twitter. In the midst of the hate, Feldman decided to make a Facebook video in which he addressed those criticizing his performance.
While the video has been taken down, Feldman was emotional as he stated:
“All we can say is that we tried really hard. 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.”
Feldman added that people shouldn’t be so cruel over a song:
“It was a song, okay? It wasn’t that weird. 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.”
Feldman continued by explaining that the backlash has been so hard that he is even having a hard time getting out of bed:
“We can’t get out of bed right now. 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.”
Since the Facebook video, Feldman has kept himself out of the public eye.