80s movie star Corey Feldman has been making headlines this week after his bizarre performance on the Today Show became a viral sensation. The actor turned pop star is reported to have received a tirade of abuse from internet trolls, but has been given support by singer Pink, who tweeted a message of solidarity yesterday.
Feldman is best known for his roles in a number of classic 1980s movies including ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Stand By Me’ and ‘The Goonies’. In recent years Feldman has not experienced the same level of success on the big screen, but has steadily released a number of albums with his band ‘Truth Movement’. His latest record which is titled ‘Angelic 2 The Core’ was released on July 22.
To promote the new record, Feldman performed his new song ‘Go 4 It’ on the Today Show last week. The performance was a little over theatrical to say the least, and has since sparked a huge online backlash, with people commenting on Feldman’s mental health and possible drug issues.
Popstar Pink posted this message on her twitter in support of Feldman: “Well I love ya @Corey_Feldman and I know how much it takes to get up there and do your thing. Keep your head up and know that you’re loved,”
Feldman responded posting: “THANK U SO MUCH! I Really appreciate that public endorsement. U Hav always been such a Wonderful artist, activist, n overall Human!”
Feldman gave a more in depth response to the criticism that his performance had receive in a Facebook Live video stating: “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.”
The video has since been deleted.