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Luke Perry’s Daughter Slams Critics of Her ‘Grieving Process’ in Emotional Post

"I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life."

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The internet is full of wonderful people doing awesome things but unfortunately, it also has its fair share of trolls who seem to find endless delight in harassing people for no reason other than pettiness and boredom. Sadly, the latest victim of targeted trolling seems to be Luke Perry’s daughter, Sophie, as the youngest child of the recently deceased actor took to Instagram to call out people who had been criticizing her ‘grieving process.’

“Since my dad died I have received a lot of attention online,” Sophie wrote in an Instagram post. “And most of it has been positive but of course, some people just can’t be nice.”

The 18-year-old went on to explain that people had been criticizing her for swearing and for apparently not demonstrating enough sadness in response to her dad’s death, as though random trolls who never knew her dad and don’t know her should have input on her grieving.

“I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life,” Sophie wrote. “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.”

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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 wouldnt 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. It’s a waste of both of your time.

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Obviously, anyone who is criticizing an 18-year-old girl for how she is dealing with the untimely death of her father should stop making the world an even shittier place and re-examine how they are spending their precious time on earth. And while it’s unfortunate that Sophie had to post this at all, hopefully, it serves as a reminder to trolls that the people they are harassing online are real humans with real emotions. Because Sophie is already going through more than enough without having to fight off obnoxious assholes who are telling her how to behave in such tragic circumstances.

Thankfully, most of her followers seemed to voice their support for Sophie, with many commenting their admiration for how open and honest she has been during such a difficult time. Hopefully, anyone who still has a problem with Sophie will take her advice and “just unfollow. It’s a waste of both of your time.”