Corey Feldman Breaks Down Over Negative Response to 'Today' Performance
Venting on Facebook in a post that has since been scrubbed, a despondent Corey Feldman wrote that he hasn't been able to sleep since his bizarre performance of "Go 4 It" on Friday's installment of "Today" went viral.
People magazine reports the '80s actor-turned-'10s singer broke into sobs while complaining about the critical response to the segment.
"We just wanted to tell everybody that, like, it's been really painful. 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." After expressing that, Feldman tried to compare the backlash to bigotry, saying, "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 stated he has a fear of leaving his house now, winding up his post with a plea for people to chill on "public shaming."
"Public shaming should not be accepted," he said, "no matter who you are."