Sophie Perry is hitting back at the social media trolls who have criticized her mourning process after losing her father, Luke Perry, earlier this month.
The 18-year-old took to Instagram on Monday, March 11 to share a message for the haters.
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,” she wrote.
“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 anyone else’s needs and beliefs.”
And, while she’s devastated over the loss of her father, she’s not going to stop living her life just because he’s gone.
“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,” she shared.
“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.”
She continued, “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.”
Her final message to the social media trolls? Just hit the unfollow button!
“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,” she said.
“It’s a waste of both of your time.”