On Thursday’s Today Show, actor-musician Corey Feldman dropped the American flag during a performance of his song “Take A Stand,” generating a a big social media backlash.

“We were excited and grateful to be asked to return to the Today show, but there wasn’t much time to prepare,” he said in a statement to People. “We scrambled to find an American flag to use as a patriotic symbol at the last minute and with no rehearsal. Once I was on stage, my brain reverted to my choreography, which was to throw my hands up in the air with a peace sign. As a dancer, my instinct is to drop anything in my hands. In that live moment, it came off as wrong and for that I’m deeply sorry. It was the exact opposite of my intention.”

This is the second time in a month that he has performed on the Today Show – and gotten negative reviews. The last time he had performed, he was accompanied by women dressed as angels playing the instruments while he was supposed to represent a darker image as a contrast. Many saw his performance as strange and mocked him on his social media accounts, especially Twitter. He addressed this during his recent Today Show appearance, and has received all kinds of encouragement from his fans and even from Pink.

The backlash he is getting for this is ironic considering, as he had stated, the song was intended to be patriotic.