Addressing many reactions to his performance on the Today show on Friday, Corey Feldman and his bandmate Courtney Anne got emotional. According to the former child star, the critics' mean reactions to his "Go 4 It" song should be considered as a form of bullying.
On Sept. 16, Feldman appeared on the morning talk show to perform a track from his Angelic 2 the Core album together with his bandmates known as Corey's Angels. The video of the performance quickly went viral on social media and many of those who saw it pointed out that the song and Feldman's live rendition of it looked very odd.
After seeing the comments left by viewers on the clip, Feldman and Anne made a Facebook Live video to respond to the negative reaction that the performance garnered. The video was already deleted by Feldman but according to People, the Stand By Me star appeared to have really been affected by how some people viewed his performance.
"We just wanted to tell everybody that, like, it's been really painful," he said according to the news site. "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."
"He was really down last night, just so you guys know," Anne added. "I don't even know what to do or to say because I though the performance was good and I was, like, excited about it."
A couple of hours later, Feldman and Anne made a second Facebook Live video to clarify their message on the first one. In the follow-up video, the actor noted it's only natural to feel emotional when one gets overwhelmed by negative reaction.