You've seen fallen '80s idol Corey Feldman perform his song "Go 4 It" on the Today Show by now, right? If not, stop reading immediately and watch it above. We'll wait.
OK, all set? Now, while the "performance" did go viral, it wasn't for the reason that Feldman was hoping for. The fact is, everyone shared it because it's an unbelievable, batshit-insane shitshow. No surprise, the internet was not very kind about it—and Feldman was butt-hurt by the response. Here's what he had to say in a since-deleted Facebook post. (Imagine him sobbing all the way through this, with one of his "Corey's Angels" at his side.)
“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.”
Like, oh boy. He goes on.
“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. Public shaming should not be accepted, no matter who you are. 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.”
Corey, on behalf of humanity, we hereby apologize. The last thing we'd ever want to do is discourage you from making more videos like this. Namaste, brother.