Watch! Corey Feldman Gets Candid About 'Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition' Costar Aaron Carter's Erratic Behavior
'He's a sweet kid and he's got so much pain he's carrying around,' the actor said.
Corey Feldman got candid about Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition costar Aaron Carter‘s recent erratic behavior during a chat with OKMagazine.com and admitted that he bonded with the troubled singer over their shared childhood traumas while filming the series, which premieres on Friday, October 11.
Corey, 48, didn’t hesitate to answer when asked about what he and Aaron, 31, initially bonded over when they arrived at the house. “Well, the obvious, which is that we were both abused children, who were both breadwinners in our homes and we both had family issues. And he had this thing of living in the shadow of his brother. My brother had the thing of living in my shadow, so there’s a lot of parallels,” the actor explained.
The Goonies star revealed that Aaron reminded him a lot of his late pal Corey Haim, which made him even more empathetic to his struggles and eager to help him out of a dark place. Unfortunately, Corey acknowledged that Aaron’s issues were too serious to tackle as an individual.
“We really kind of took a lot of it in. And then, unfortunately he’s got some deep-seated stuff, that he’s going to … I know he’s been through some therapy, but he obviously needs more. And I feel like he’s having a bit of a explosion right now, and I just want him to know that we’re there for them. Hopefully, if … hopefully, I’ll see him at the party. I don’t know if it’s going to make it or not. But if we see each other, then I’ll reach out. But at the same time, I did reach out. I did send him a text in the last few weeks and let him know that I was there for him if he needed me,” he said, noting that Aaron never responded to his message.
The former child star also weighed in on Aaron’s new massive face tattoo. “I just hope it’s a choice out of the love of the art and something that he really wanted to make him happy, as opposed to something he’s doing self-destructively because he doesn’t like himself right now. And as long as he’s doing it for the right reasons, I support it. But if not, then it’s sad. And I just wish him peace in his heart. That’s all,” he expressed.
Corey divulged that he believes Aaron’s recent disturbing claims of family abuse but he thinks the “I Want Candy” singer is going about speaking his truth in the wrong fashion. “I mean, I feel like he’s a sweetheart. I feel like at the bottom of it he’s a sweetheart. Just like Corey, he’s a sweet kid and he’s got so much pain that he’s carrying around. The bottom line is yes, he suffered abuse, and he’s trying to let the world know it, but he’s not really going about it the right way,” he said.
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