Luke Perry’s Daughter Gets Advice From Robin Williams’ Daughter On Loss And Online Bullies

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Sophie Perry, the daughter of the late Luke Perry, recently shared a post getting back against online bullies. Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late Robin Williams, reached out in support. It is so nice to see that Sophie has the support of Zelda, who knows what she is going through.

Sophie took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with a long caption about what has been going on. She said that since her father passed away, she has been getting a lot more attention. Unfortunately, some of the attention has been negative, including shaming Sophie for the way she is grieving.

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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. 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 any one else’s needs and beliefs. 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. 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 fuck up over it. 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 wouldnt want me to. 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. It’s a waste of both of our time.

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Sophie said, “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. 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. I’m 18. I swear like a sailor and sometimes I dress like a hooker. And I support causes and you may not.”

The post continues, “And most importantly. I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life. 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*ck up over it. 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. 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. It’s a waste of both of our time.”

Find Out What Zelda Commented

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Yesterday, in honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, I spoke at the @lovephilosophy #HopeAndGrace Initiative luncheon to hopefully inspire people to ask others #HowAreYouReally. With an estimated 1 in 5 people living with mental illness, ending the stigma around mental health and encouraging honest, supportive conversation is as important now as ever. I'm honored to partner with the The Hope and Grace initiative, who, to date, have donated almost 3 million dollars to mental health charities, including one dear to my heart, @NamiCommunicate. It's funded by @lovephilosophy putting their money where their mouth is and pledging 100% of the proceeds from their special edition body emulsion AND 1% of their net gross from ALL products sold, in any store, forever. What's not to love?! As for how I am, REALLY, I take it day by day. Some days are great. Some days are nearly impossible. But the great days, the fact they can exist at all, make navigating the hard ones that much easier. And when I'm down, I write. Or rock climb. Or Netflix binge with my pups. Anything, to do SOMETHING. This month, join the conversation. Ask those around you. And most important, listen. Because everyone is fighting something, whether you can see it or not. But they shouldn't have to feel like they're fighting it alone. ❤️#partner [photo credit: Michael Bezjian/Wireimage]

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Zelda jumped in at Sophie’s defense. She commented, “There will always be keyboard trolls waiting to tell you how to ‘properly’ publicly mourn to suit their impossibly silly standards, and while I will never understand their reasoning, know that however you decide to for you, that’s completely ok!”

She continues, “There are hundreds, THOUSANDS, more supportive people than there are a—- in this world thankfully, but I’ve been there, and that sudden, horrible spotlight at the worst moment of your life SUCKS HARD,” she continued. “Do what YOU need, when you need it, and take care of your heart first. And laugh, as loud and as often as you can. You’ve got this, and when you don’t, the people that love you have got you. Sending you and your family a big hug in this hard time.”

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It’s that time of year again. Everyone who has dealt with loss knows the pain of certain anniversaries, moments full of memory that come round like clockwork and usurp all others, no matter how hard you may try to prepare for or avoid them. These weeks are the hardest for me, and thus, you’ll see me a lot less, if at all. For all the internet’s good intentions in expressing to me their fondness for dad, it’s very overwhelming to have strangers need me to know how much they cared for him right now. It’s harder still to be expected to reach back. So while I’ve got the strength, consider this my one open armed response, before I go take my yearly me time to celebrate his and my birthdays in peace. Thank you for loving him. Thank you for supporting him and his life’s work. Thank you for missing him. I do too. If you’d like to do something in his honor, volunteer at your local homeless shelter, or look up how to make homeless aid backpacks. Give one in his name. He’d have loved that. Otherwise some great orgs he loved include @cafoundation, @dswt and @reevefoundation. Mostly, try to spread some laughter and kindness around. And creatively swear a lot. Everytime you do, somewhere out there in our vast weird universe, he’s giggling with you… or giving a particularly fat bumblebee its wings. Happy early birthday, Poppo. Miss you every day, but especially these ones. ♥️

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Sophie responded to Zelda saying that it was so inspiring to hear from her and thanked her for her kind comment. Perhaps these two will bond over their shared experience and become friends. Zelda has talked out in the past about having a hard time dealing with the media and fans after her father’s death. Robin Williams died from suicide in 2014. 

What do you think about Sophie’s post and Zelda’s comment? We wish both of these girls the best and hope they continue to heal from their father’s passings. If you found this article interesting, please SHARE with your friends and family!

Check out this video on Sophie getting one last hug from her father before he died:

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