Sophie Perry would like to mourn the loss of her father, Luke Perry, in peace. The 18-year-old daughter of the late actor responded to backlash from social media trolls on Monday, March 11.
“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,” Sophie, who has gained thousands of followers since her dad’s death, captioned an Instagramselfie. “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,” she continued. “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—k up over it.”
Sophie added that is not “going to sit in [her] room and cry day in and day out” because social media users think she should.
“If you knew my dad you would know he wouldnt want me to. So you shouldn’t either,” she wrote. “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. It’s a waste of both of your time.”