Last Friday, '80s movie star Corey Feldman, best known for his popular roles in movies like The Goonies and Stand by Me, went viral after giving an impassioned performance on the Today Show to promote his new album 'Angelic 2 The Core.' His song 'Go 4 It' has since stirred up quite a bit of attention.
The video has accrued millions views on YouTube and inspired countless tweets and GIFs across the world. Check out the clip for yourself below:
Backed by his troupe of white-clad, instrument-wielding women, also known as Corey's Angels, Feldman danced across the stage with, perhaps not with the most effortless moves, but an undeniable zeal.
The actor and recording artist revealed his moves were largely inspired by the late King of Pop and personal friend Michael Jackson. Though Snoop Dogg is featured on the recorded album, Feldman tapped Doc Ice as his replacement for the Today Show taping.
Since the performance aired, Feldman has been riding an emotional roller coaster of epic proportions.
This weekend, Feldman and his top "maingel" Courtney Anne recorded a now-deleted tearful Facebook video in response to the backlash they have faced. In the video, the Lost Boys actor justifies their performance.
“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 ... I just want to say that, like, why is it okay to, like, publicly shame us?”
I wholeheartedly agree that becoming the butt of an internet joke is no fun for anyone, but it seems like Feldman's tale might be starting to show it's silver lining. In the days following his Today Show appearance, Feldman has found the strength within himself to block out the haters.
Better yet, amongst the hordes of criticisms and "public shaming" seen Twitter, the recording artist appears to have found a niche group of fans and supporters — including his Goonies co-star Sean Astin, the singer P!nk, and his Stand By Me co-star Jerry O'Connell and Kesha.
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This afternoon, he went on to thank those who put him down, as it has given his album even more traction. There's no such thing as bad publicity, right?
According to Feldman on The Talk, not only is his album climbing the ranks of the Billboard Top 40 Chart, he also announced that he has been invited back to the Today Show for an encore.
Will he take them up on their offer? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. In the end, all that matters is that he's happy. Keep on doing your thing, Corey Feldman!
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