The '90210' and 'Riverdale' star died last week
Luke Perry’s daughter has hit out at online trolls who she claims are “shaming her grieving process.”
Now his 18-year-old daughter Sophie has taken to social media to hit out at those who have criticised her for posting light hearted Instagram snaps, because she says she’s still ”torn the fuck up” over her father’s passing without crying ”day in and day out”
Posting on Instagram, she wrote: ”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. 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 fuck up over it. 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 wouldn’t 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 favour and just unfollow. It’s a waste of both of your time.’
Her comments come after Perry’s fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer recently broke her silence to thank fans for their support in the wake of the actor’s death.
The 44-year-old former actress said she has found “solace” after fans contacted her with stories of Perry’s generosity.
“I want to express my gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of love and support,” Bauer said. “The countless, heartwarming stories of Luke’s generosity and kindness have been a great source of solace during this difficult time.”
The Killers were also among those to pay tribute to the actor, after he appeared in the video for ‘¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!’