Feldman / Jackson Feud: The Plot Thickens
Since the not-very-surprising death of
Peter Pan Michael Jackson last week, the most visited post on JG2Land has been a little something I wrote almost exactly one year ago about the bitter feud between MJ and Goonies star Corey Feldman. Admittedly, it was a pretty one-sided affair: the Feld Man was apparently in New York City on 9/11, and none of the rescue limos his good pal Jacko sent into Manhattan came to pick him up. Boo hoo. At least he got out alive. About 6,000 people who didn’t star in Goonies can’t say that.
Of course Feldman has a blog, but I didn’t think to take a look at in the days immediately following MJ’s death. I guess I was more concerned with the welfare of Mike’s beloved chimp friend Bubbles. Anywho, I just dialed up Corey’s blog, and of course he wrote a post about his ex-BFF the King of Pop. He talks about the beef, but what’s interesting is the date he throws out as the starting point for their falling out:
“Unfortunately Michael and I had a falling out on Septenmber 10th 2001 and that broken friendship had never been repaired.”
Emphasis added. As you can see, Feldman spelled “September” wrong, which is perfectly alright considering the emotional state he was probably in when he wrote this. However, September TENTH? I thought this feud began after Mike refused to rescue Corey from the war zone that was lower Manhattan one day later. Is it possible that, in his grief over MJ’s death, Corey accidentally forgot that 9/11 literally happened on 9/11? Has the date on his calculator watch been one day behind for eight years now?
OR, or, did Corey Feldman just slip up and inadvertently admit the American government had prior knowledge of the September 11th terrorist attacks? Did this Corey / MJ feud actually begin one day earlier when Uncle Sam issued a secret warning to all the rich people / celebrities / Michael Jackson pals living in Manhattan to high-tail it outta there? In that case, why couldn’t Feldman just hail a cab? Why was he so reliant on Jacko’s limo service? Is he that lazy?
Maybe Corey wasn’t on the list of people who got the advanced warning. Maybe he just overheard something about it in some V.I.P. lounge he was about to be kicked out of, and then he called Michael to see what the hell was going on. Mike was probably like, “Sorry, bra, I only got so many limos.” Thus began the feud.
Hey, stranger things have happened.
My friend John brought up a good point about the whole MJ-sending-limos-to-rescue-his-celeb-pals-on-9/11. Can you imagine how much you would have had to pay anyone to drive into Manhattan on 9/11 or 9/12 (or even 9/10 if they knew the city was going to be attacked)? Sure, Michael Jackson could have afforded it, but what if Jack Klugman had friends trapped in Tribeca or Chinatown? I’m sure he probably did. Who was gonna rescue Jack Klugman’s friends? That guy couldn’t afford $60,000 a limo or whatever insane amount you’d have to pay me to drive into Manhattan on or after 9/11.
Until Feldman clarifies his statement, I’m pegging him part of the conspiracy. Charlie Sheen was right, man. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in my bomb shelter.