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Tori Spelling Is Ticked Off Over Luke Perry's Oscars Snub

By Jeff Mazzeo

Tori Spelling joined the millions of fans who were upset by the snub Luke Perry received by being left out of the Oscars In memoriam segment on Sunday night.

Perry's "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star tweeted out her disgust with the academy for forgetting about all the important men in her life who have also made names for themselves in the entertainment industry.

"Now two of the most creative and talented men I have ever known, loved, and lost have not been mentioned in the #oscars memoriam," Spelling tweeted. "First, my Dad Aaron Spelling who passed in 2006 and now my friend Luke Perry who passed in 2019. 😢"

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Her Followers Strongly Agree


Her followers echoed Tori's displeasure with the Oscars and let her know that they support her stance.

"I turned it off upon seeing this. Can't believe they did that to your dad too. They're officially trash for this. @TheAcademy," one angry fan stated.

Many questioned the thinking of the Academy because Perry was actually in one of the films that was nominated.

"I was a bit saddened and shocked Luke was not shown since he was in one of the movies that was up for best picture @torispelling," one fan noted while another said, "Yes! I was so upset @torispelling especially because Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was nominated several times! That was Luke's last film! So disappointed in @TheAcademy."

Perry's Passing


Perry died of a sudden stroke last year at the age of 52. The loss was felt around the world due to his extreme popularity from his early career and his role as the father of Archie Andrews on the CW show, "Riverdale." After his passing, the show did a special tribute to the beloved actor. The enormous impact he had on the lives of millions of fans was evident with the outpouring of support his children and friends received so the outrage by Tori and fans is understandable. Perry's rep told The Blast at the time that the star was "surrounded by his children, Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends."

The Academy's Statement


The Academy issued a statement to CNN and tried to explain that the omittance of Perry and the late Disney star, Cameron Boyce

"An executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time," the statement read. "All the submissions are included on and will remain on the site throughout the year. Luke Perry and Cameron Boyce are remembered in the gallery."

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