Corey Feldman is best known as a 1980s teen heartthrob, with star turns in movies like Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, and License to Drive. But over the years, he has attempted a second act as a pop singer. His latest try at that, a bizarre performance on The Today Show on Friday, confused far more people than it won over.
Feldman performed along with his band Corey's Angels—young women literally dressed in angel costumes. Somewhat creepily, he said that "created" the band "to help girls who are kind of lost and needing to find their way."
But the pre-show banter was nothing compared to the song itself. The band's performance of "Go 4 It" featured Feldman engaging in some strange dance moves that he claimed were inspired by his onetime friend Michael Jackson.
And yes, there was dabbing.
Towards the end of the song, Dr. Ice of Whodini showed up for a guest verse out of nowhere, imploring the audience to "just watch Feldman twerk." The whole situation was so out there that even stars took notice.
In a Facebook Live video (which he's since deleted), Feldman calls the days since his performance "really painful," according to a transcript of the video by People. "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 said.
"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," Feldman added. "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."
He then mentioned that he and the band "can't get out of bed right now," and that they're "petrified to even go out."
You can see Feldman and Corey's Angels perform "Go 4 It" in its entirety above (at least, until NBC discovers the clip and rips it off the Internet).