Part of being in the public eye is dealing with Internet trolls, which is something Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman’s daughter, Bonnie, has unfortunately had to deal with recently. She revealed on her Instagram Story that in the wake of her mother Beth passing away, she’s received some very hateful comments.
Bonnie said that one user called her mom a “waste of space” and said that she “won’t be missed.” She said that another person accused Beth of “faking her illness.” Another comment suggested that Bonnie isn’t even Beth’s real daughter.
“Amazed at how pathetic and cowardly people can be,” she said about the trolling comments.
This is hardly the first time the Chapman family has had to deal with fake and hurtful claims online. Back in November, rumors swirled that Dog had committed suicide.
“Hey there, just wanted to make it clear: my dad did not die to suicide, he’s taking a nap right now,” Bonnie said in an Instagram video posted Thanksgiving night. “He’s completely fine. Unless you hear something from me or my family, then it is false.”
It’s been a very tough time for the family has the celebrate the holidays for the first time without their matriarch. Bonnie also had to celebrate her 21st birthday earlier this week without her mom.
“21 years later, thank you for all the birthday wishes on Monday! I had a wonderful day,” she wrote on an Instagram post alongside a photo of Beth holding her as a baby.
Dog and Beth’s other daughter, Cecily, shared a post about how much she’s missing her mom over Christmas.
“I miss you today, tomorrow, and everyday! Part of me has left the earth, most times I feel lost,” she wrote in an Instagram post earlier this month.
“One of the things she told me while we were alone in the car driving, the last Sam’s club run we ever did ‘I just haven’t taught you everything yet’ at the time I told her she taught me everything I know…. Now I understand she hadn’t taught me enough, like living life without her. Today I find myself missing her more then ever. Thanksgiving. Christmas, and Easter will never be the same again, the holidays that meant the world to her.