Corey Feldman threw a $250 entry rent party and when some chick from Vice magazine ran unflattering photos of he and the skanks at his ho-down, he went online and compared it to being bullied. Twenty-five years ago, when Corey was professionally relevant, saying you were being bullied didn’t mean shit and everybody would call you a pussy and Mike Brady would teach you how to box. But now the ‘B’ word is so fucking hot button that calling upon it in your rhetoric is the equivalent of yelling ¡fuego! in an ELL class. It gets a reaction from all corners of the pearl clutchig world. Like this professor of bullying from Drexel University:
“This is horrible! I can’t believe that Corey would utilize such a serious issue to gain traction for his ‘comeback.’ If this is what I think it is, Corey should be ashamed and every national bullying organization should demand he apologize. This could be what I call the ‘Miley Cyrus Effect’ – doing anything, no matter how pathetic, in order to get attention.” – Dr. Chuck Williams, Drexel University Clinical Professor and Director of the Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence.
Whoa, there, Dr. Chuck, quit bullying Miley Cyrus with your ‘Miley Cyrus Effect’ slurs. That might even be racist too now that Miley is black. And how exactly should these bullying organizations demand his apologize? Sounds pretty damn schoolyard. Bully physician professor person, heal thyself.
I think we can all learn a lesson in this Corey Feldman bullying debate. That it’s never right to unfairly or harshly criticize or seek to hurt others merely for sport or spectacle or some cheap thrill. Also, that the wrong Corey died.
Photo credit: Vice