Luke Perry’s Daughter Claps Back at Trolls Who Judge Her Grieving Process
Since her father's death last week, Luke Perry's daughter Sophie has had to navigate the biggest tragedy of her life. Unfortunately, because of her dad's celebrity, the 18-year-old's life has been thrown into the spotlight. And though she says most of the attention has been positive, there are people who have decided to judge her behavior, fashion, and even grieving process through nasty online comments. On Monday (March 11), she took to Instagram to clap back at those good for nothing trolls.
"Since my dad died I have received a lot of attention online. And most of it has been positive but of course, some people just can’t be nice," she began her lengthy note. "And I’m here to say that I did not ask for this attention, I did not ask to be thrown into some virtual spotlight, and while I don’t mean to offend anybody, I’m also not going to cater to any one else’s needs and beliefs. I’m 18. I swear like a sailor and sometimes I dress like a hooker. And I support causes and you may not. And most importantly. I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life."
"YES I am hurt and sad and crying and beside myself with what happened to my dad. It’s the worst thing to ever happen in my life. And I am torn the f--- up over it," she continued. "But I’m not going to sit in my room and cry day in and day out until the internet has deemed it appropriate for me to do otherwise. And if you knew my dad you would know he wouldnt [sic] want me to. So you shouldn’t either."
"So to those of you shaming me for my language and my wardrobe and most disgustingly, my grieving process, do us both the favor and just unfollow," she concluded her post. "It’s a waste of both of your time."
Check out Sophie's post below.
The actor died on March 4 after suffering a massive stroke. His fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer was with him when he passed, along with his ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and his kids Sophie and Jack. He was 52 years old.
Since his passing, Luke's received tributes from fans, peers, and Riverdale castmates. Sophie shared a touching message about her relationship with him on Instagram, as did her brother Jack. Bauer also recently broke her silence following his death.