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Corey Feldman -- Jackson Was My 'Idol'

6/25/2009 8:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Corey Feldman -- who was friends with Michael Jackson when he was a child -- just released the following statement on his website.

Michael Jackson & Corey Feldman
"I come to you today with great sadness, acknowledging the loss of the greatest entertainer in the history of mankind. For me he was more than that, he was my idol, he was a role model, he was someone to cry to when my childhood was unbearable, he was a brother, he was a dear friend."

"Unfortunately Michael and I had a falling out on Septenmber 10th 2001 and that broken friendship had never been repaired. I have stayed close with his family through the years. As a matter of fact my wife and I attended LaToyas birthday thrown by Janet 3 weeks ago on Susie's actual birthday. Michael was supposed to be there and we were supposed to try and talk things out. Michael didn't show because he was stuck in rehearsals for his upcoming tour.

I am trembling and shaking at the moment and it is very hard to type. I am filled with tremendous sadness and remorse. All I choose to remember from this point is the good times we shared and what an inspiration he was to me and the rest of the world. Nobody will ever be able to do what Michael Jackson has done in this industry, and he was so close to doing it all again. I am truly, and deeply sorry for all of the heartbroken fans and supporters worldwide. I think I am still in shock. So I must end this now.

As far as our concert on Saturday at Universal goes. I will not cancel this show it is a very positive first step in implementing a better standard for the touring world and music industry. As Michael taught me a long time ago......the show must go on. It will be a hard one to get through. But I will brave it and do the only thing I know how to do.........perform
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Debbie    

Corey Feldman is just a Michael Jackson wannabe -- at least he was when he was younger. He just wants to put the spotlight on himself -- WHAT A LOSER!!!

1881 days ago
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STAR34    

TO BETTY BOOP
MICHEAL JACKSON NEVER MOLESTED ANYBODY!!!!!!! IT WAS A MONEY THING. SO YOU PEOPLE WHO CRITICIZE MICHEAL DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE NO PROOF.LET THE MAN REST IN PEACE.

1881 days ago
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Should be working    

Corey is weird and kind of pathetic. He always seems like a Michael Jackson impersonator. But to be fair, it says the statement is from his website. If people are going to the Corey Feldman website they might actually care about his show dates. I don't think this was a statement he sent out to news organizations. But yeah, seeing him on Larry King last night seemed like self promotion, same with the Backstreet Boy next to him.

1881 days ago
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Corey Feldman is the king of douche Bags!    


i knew this guy growing up.
When i was 7 Corey tried touching my penis, so i told my mom.
He never tried that again to me...
Now look at him. He is one creepy guy.

1881 days ago
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impatientgirl    

You horrible harsh people! You can see the pain in his eyes! Unless someone you love dearly has died you can't imagine the pain.

1881 days ago
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Howhyinn    

Regardless of what MJ did or did not to , he was found innocent ,bthere fore to still convict him of something would be wrong. What he did do was bring a whole new era to music , lead the way for probadly every music anybody of this generation and will always be remembered along side every great person thought-out history . Love him or hate him you can't take that away from him. F U Corey Feldman and your dumb ass wife

1881 days ago
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Michael Carroll    

Corey Your a stand up guy. All the hatters on this post are just jealous that you had a close relationship that they will never have. People in life have fights and some never get resolved but it is just human nature and you know in your soul what the truth is. I am a 35 year old male with 3 kids and my children have watched all of your movies and we hope you will make more. If you ever need some back up give me a shout. Mike

1880 days ago
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JuJuBee    

Corey Feldman... you are a dousche

1876 days ago
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simmadownnow    

Corey, try your best to get a grip. I know it's hard when you're an attention whore but I don't blame you because "they" made you crave it at an early age.
Your only hope or chance at life is to be humbled. But having the chance at being humbled is like me winning the lottery... Best of luck.

1876 days ago
11.

Harold    

People who would have us leave Michael Jackson alone seem to be unaware of or want us to ignore the following facts.
No Michael Jackson defender has ever explained to me the following:

1. Michael Jackson had pictures of nude boys in his house.
2. Michael Jackson had over 70 porn magazines as well as porn DVD in the house with all the kids running around.
3. SEVERAL witnesses say Michael Jackson gave alcohol to minors.
4. Michael Jackson had alarms that alerted him if an adult approached his Shirley Temple room (where he hung out with boys alone.)
5. Micahel Jackson was the one with all the money and power, yet three separate boys came forward and said he molested them.
6. Even Corey Feldman said Michael Jackson (although he didn't molest him) showed him naked pictures: "If you consider it inappropriate for a man to look at a book of naked pictures with a child that's 13 or 14 years old -- then your answer would be yes." Go ahead and look it up: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/LegalCenter/story?id=481709&page=1
7. There are other witnesses who said Michael Jackson molested boys (despite Michael Jackson being ultra private when alone with boys.)
8. Michael Jackson was not an innocent asexual person (he had porn and supposedly had sex with his wife Lisa Marie Presley) yet, came to the conclusion that it was okay to sleep with stranger's boys.
9. His own defense lawyer (Anthony Pellicano) admitted that he slept in the same bed as Jordan Chandler for 30 days IN A ROW.
10. Michael Jackson ONLY slept with boys (this is corroborated by many witnesses).

Yes, Michael Jackson was acquitted in the case of one victim (Gavin Arvizo) due to lack of evidence. But why are we suddenly okay with all of these facts? Michael Jackson was a complete creep and I mourn only the feelings of the molested as the world celebrates the King of Perversion.

1873 days ago
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Ddizzle69    

First

1882 days ago
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First whores!    

Corey is cool!

1882 days ago
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Ddizzle69    

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1882 days ago
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Stephanie    

Its just unreal... unreal. I can't even digest it properly, just to see the headline..

1882 days ago
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