The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star posted on Instagram for the first time since her former co-star’s death, but instead of sharing a memory about Perry, she honored her daughters for International Women’s Day.
Fans apparently didn’t take kindly to the move, and began attacking. “It’s obvious her and Tori Spelling didn’t have a relationship with him. People who did have something to say. They may be shocked but they’re not mourning,” one “fan” commented.
“Nothing for Luke???” said another.
That’s when Garth had enough and slammed the backlash, which also broke her silence on Perry’s death.
“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 commented. “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.”
Garth continued: “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.”
Garth’s comments come days after her other “90210” co-stars like Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty paid tribute to their former castmate.
They weren’t the only co-stars who shared their grief about Perry.
As The Blast reported, Luke Perry died on Monday after being hospitalized following a stroke. He was surrounded by his family — including his daughter, Sophie, and son, Jack, who also broke their silence over his death.
Sophie thanked her mom for being “the rock” of the family, saying she’d never get through this “sh*t situation” without her, while Jack posted the tearful message: “my heart is broken thinking about everything you won’t be here for.”
Perry was 52 years old.