In the wake of Luke Perry's sudden death, some fans expressed anger toward his "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star and friend Jennie Garth for not posting a tribute to him online. Instead, her first post after his death came on Friday, and was a celebration of her daughters and International Women's Day.
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Because she never posted a tribute to Perry, fans blasted her, but Garth's response was more measured — if firm.
“Hey everyone … I chose to post a pic of my girls today. Because they are my life. Because today is a day to celebrate all women,” she posted in her comments section. “It took a lot for me to want to celebrate anything. I thought about it and I know that's the way my dear friend would have wanted it. His kids were his life. And anyone who knew him knows that and knows he didn't give a f*#k about social media. So please don't assume or judge or make rude comments. That's really uncool. Sincerely, Jennie."
In the wake of Jennie's response, the overwhelming majority of her commenters backed her up.
Perry died Monday at age 52 several days after suffering a massive stroke.