Miley Cyrus Defends Corey Feldman, Wins Over ‘The Voice’ Viewers After Boycott Threat

Miley Cyrus is trying her hardest to kill all the haters out there with kindness. After Corey Feldman’s performance on the TODAY show was mercilessly mocked, Miley offered some words of encouragement to her fellow former child star. Miley knows what it feels like to be on the receiving end of vitriol from internet critics, but she’s proving that it is possible to change the haters’ minds. Fans of The Voice once threatened to boycott the show because of Miley’s presence on it, but now many of them admit that they were wrong to judge her so harshly.

Corey Feldman, a popular ’80s star who appeared in movies including The Goonies and Stand by Me, became a viral video sensation after he performed his single “Go 4 It” on the TODAY show. To promote his new album, Angelic 2 the Core, he wore a black hooded costume and danced in front of an all-female band dressed as angels.

Unfortunately, most of the attention Corey received was so negative that it made him cry. He shared his reaction to all the hate on Facebook in the form of a now-deleted video, and his tearful response clearly tugged at Miley Cyrus’ heartstrings. The Voice coach proved that she’s “Angelic 2 the Core” by using social media to reach out to her fellow artist.

“Corey – I hope you see this … Haters gonna Hate! Lovers always gonna Love!” Miley wrote on Instagram. “Thank you and your angels for sharing your music with us! Please enjoy life and continue to make art!”

Miley Cyrus also commended Corey Feldman for being courageous, dreaming big, and trying to ignore “the hurtful comments made by uninspired people.” Unfortunately, this hasn’t been easy for the actor. Feldman told Us Weekly that some of the responses he read on the internet were extremely shocking and hurtful. Cruel trolls referenced Feldman’s late friend Corey Haim by joking that “the wrong Corey died,” and some of them even told Feldman to go kill himself. He revealed that he likely would have attempted suicide if it weren’t for the years of experience he has dealing with similar hate.

“The somebody that you’re talking about is a real person with real feelings and real emotions. And I’ll tell you what, if I hadn’t been through this one thousand times, I might’ve taken my life over it. And then how would everybody feel?”

Just like Corey, Miley knows how difficult it can be to reinvent yourself. The former Hannah Montana star attempted to leave her Disney days behind by twerking and sticking her tongue out at the 2013 MTV VMAs, and plenty of people weren’t happy with her new image. Paul Porter, a Parents Television Council advisory board member, told the Hollywood Reporter that he thought Miley “substituted talent with sex” during the raunchy performance.

Now Miley is attempting to reinvent herself again. This time, she’s trying to convince people to take her seriously as a music mentor on The Voice, and this has been no easy feat for the “Wrecking Ball” singer. As the Inquisitr previously reported, fans of the NBC music competition threatened to boycott the current season of the show because of Miley’s presence on it. These critics took to The Voice Facebook page to inform NBC that they would not be watching the show as long as Miley is a coach, and they called the singer “disgusting” and “inappropriate.” However, Miley Cyrus is using her positive attitude to win her haters over, and now many of them are singing a different tune; they’re actually admitting that they were wrong about the pop star.

“Miley is not as bad as I thought she would be,” one viewer wrote on The Voice Facebook page. “She’s acting decent and is actually very caring and kind. This season seems like it might be very interesting after all.”

“The thing I absolutely hate most about The Voice this year is that I hate to admit that Miley Cyrus doesn’t really bother me,” another fan confessed. “I wasn’t even going to watch the show this year because she was on it. I was most definitely a hater, my bad, you should always give people a chance before being negative.”

Do you agree that Miley Cyrus is doing a good job on The Voice? And do you think she should spread some more love and positivity by inviting Corey Feldman to perform on the show with her? Sound off below!

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