Jennie Garth Defends Not Posting Luke Perry Tribute After Backlash

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Luke Perry and Jennie Garth
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It's a week to the day since news broke Luke Perry died after suffering a massive stroke. And honestly, it feels like an eternity. Thus far, former cast members, such as Shannen Doherty and Luke's daughter, have spoken out about the unthinkable loss. There have been Dylan McKay tributes and other memorials to honor the '90s heartthrob. With such an outpouring of love, it's crazy for anyone to criticize Jenni Garth for not "honoring" Luke Perry with an online post.

... but that's exactly what's happening.

  • Jenni, who's been relatively quiet since her 90210 costar's death, recently posted this family shot on the 'Gram.

    Jenni celebrated International Women's Day by sharing a sweet family photo of her three daughters -- Luca, 21, Lola, 16, and Fiona, 12 -- with her ex-husband, Twilight star Peter Facinelli.

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  • And it seems people have a big problem with her not posting about Luke Perry since his untimely death.

    Luke Perry
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    Luke Perry, who died on March 4 after having a massive stroke five days prior, was taken off life support at the request of his family. (So sad.)

    Since his death, 90210 and Riverdale stars have been honoring Luke with heartfelt posts about their time with the actor. Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh (Luke's girlfriend) on Beverly Hills, 90210, is contemplating joining the 90210 revival to "pay homage" to her on-screen love. Others, such as Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering who also starred on the show, have been sharing loving memories they have with Luke that definitely bring the tears.

  • Jenni Garth is getting called out for not having "a relationship" with Luke as she's remained quiet about his passing online.

    Instagram comment about Jenni Garth not honoring Luke Perry

    It looks like Tori Spelling is also getting called to the carpet for not posting anything about her late cast mate as of yet.

    (Yeah, the criticism is pretty real.)

  • And she's having none of it.

    Jenni Garth responds to criticism about no Luke Perry tribute on social media

    Jenni Garth didn't need to respond to so much hate but certainly made time in her day to criticize those criticizing her about how she mourns. She also made it a point to add in the stinger that anyone who was actually close to Luke knew he wasn't super fond of social media anyway.

  • Leave her alone.

    Jenni Garth and Luke Perry
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    How dare anyone tell or dictate how someone mourns the loss of a loved one? We don't have to study rocket science to see the connection Jenni and Luke had.

    Seriously, stop letting what people do or don't share on social media determine how much they care about someone.

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