Corey Feldman: The significance of '#222' ahead of documentary exposing Hollywood's 'pedophile ring'
It reflects the date the film's tickets go on sale — February 22 — and Feldman's friendship with late actor Corey Haim, whose favorite number was 222
Actor Corey Feldman shared a cryptic tweet on Thursday, writing the number "#222" just days before the release of his highly-anticipated exposé on child sex abuse in Hollywood titled '(My) Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys'. The number '222', however, is not vague and holds immense significance for Feldman and his upcoming film. It reflects the date the film's tickets go on sale — February 22 — and Feldman's friendship with late actor Corey Haim, whose favorite number was 222.
Feldman has vowed to make some big revelations linked to Hollywood insiders responsible for his and Haim's sexual abuse when they were child actors. The film, set to debut on March 9, will only be aired once.
Haim and Feldman first opened up about the sexual abuse they endured in the entertainment industry in a 2007 show called 'The 2 Corey's Haim & Feldman'. Feldman, shortly after the show's finale, made a promise off-camera that if Haim were to die first, he would find a way to get his story out and would try to bring their abusers to justice.
Feldman and Haim, the two Coreys, formed a bond instantly when they were 14. The pair met while preparing to work together on the film 'The Lost Boys.'
The duo had multiple similarities, apart from being the same age and sharing the same first names, they were both Jewish, and often competed for the same roles. They also had their favorite numbers — Haim's was 222, and Feldman's was 22, together they called themselves "22/222."
However, the number '222' assumed more importance for Feldman after Haim passed away in March of 2010.
When Haim was being laid to rest, Feldman decided to not go. Instead, he blogged an open letter to his late friend, writing: "Nobody will ever understand the brotherhood we shared. Nobody will ever get the inside jokes we told. Nobody will understand the magic of 22/222." Felman, later that day, paid tribute to Haim by getting a "222" tattoo.
“On the day of his funeral, I felt that I should mark him on my body forever," Feldman told TMZ. Haim also had a 222 tattoed on his body and wore a gold necklace with the same number.
Although it is not known why the pair chose these numbers as their favorite, however, there is a theory that these numbers are linked to occultism. "The most venerated occult numbers are: 6, 11, 13, and multiples thereof, especially 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77 and 26, 39, etc. A triplication of numbers is also considered sacred (possibly even more sacred) to the occultist: 111, 222, 333, etc," 2paragraphs.com stated.
Feldman's exposé, directed by Brian Herzlinger, will include first time interviews of many people who grew up with the two Coreys and witnessed the pain and pressure they endured in the industry. The film features interviews with co-stars Keith Coogan, Jamison Newlander, Susie Feldman, and the late Kristoff St John in his final words, speaking openly about child abuse in Hollywood.
The film also includes a rare interview with former Disney TV Star Ricky Garcia who recently filed charges against his manager and his former agent from APA in Hollywood.