Corey Feldman on “Larry King Live” – He’s “Angry, Hurt and Sad” About Corey Haim’s Death (VIDEO)
Hollywood has been pouring out condolences for Corey Haim, the 1980s teen heartthrob who passed away this Wednesday. And while Corey Feldman (Haim’s Lost Boys and The Two Coreys co-star) is appreciative, he also feels “angry, hurt and sad” about the way Hollywood has treated Haim.
“Where were all these people the last 10 years, the last 15 years, of Corey’s life?” Feldman asked. “Where were all these people to lend a handout, to reach out to him and say, you’re a legend, you’re an amazingly talented wonderful person who’s never really gone out of his way to hurt anyone, other than himself?”
“In this entertainment industry, in Hollywood, we build people up as children, we put them on pedestals, and then, when we decide they’re not marketable anymore, we walk away from them,” he added. “Then we taunt them and we tease them … It’s okay for society as a whole to poke fun at, to point fingers at, us as human beings. Why is it okay to kick somebody when they’re down? I don’t think it should be tolerated anymore.”
People do rise and fall quickly in Hollywood — and child actors seem to have the toughest time of all. The spotlight is bright, and harsh.
What do you think? Do people only have nice things to say after they’ve found out someone has passed away?