Goonies star Corey Feldman appeared on the September 16 episode of the TODAY show to debut his band Corey's Angels' new album, Angelic 2 the Core. None of that was made up. This looks like just another 80's child star breakdown, but according to Corey, it's completely deliberate.
He has since been thoroughly mocked for looking like a buzzard wearing a cowl and for channeling his childhood friend Michael Jackson (Corey's childhood, not Michael's). But, it wasn't a spontaneous breakdown, but, according to Feldman, a project devoted to a good cause that's been ten years in the making.
“I know that angels have probably saved me once or twice in my life and I like helping them, as well. That’s why I created Corey’s Angels as a way to help girls who are kind of lost and needed to find their way to get their opportunities, their dreams, and make them realities.”
Oh, right. It's an open secret in Hollywood that Feldman and his best friend and fellow child star Corey Haim were sexually abused by numerous producers and others in the movie industry. That sounds a lot like he's worried about kids like him today. He doesn't get into exactly how he's helping these girls, but the sentiment is still pretty dope.
And those interesting dance moves? One of his albums is also dedicated to Michael Jackson, and Feldman says his performance is Jackson inspired because "we grew up dancing together." Because even though Jackson is also accused as an abuser, Corey always defends him. Because this story is incredibly messy and depressing and yet we grew up with these figures and cannot cast them aside.
So, uh, whadyathink?