Jennie Garth Responds to Followers Who Criticized Her for Not Posting Luke Perry Tribute
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"Anyone who knew him know that and knows he didn't give a f--k about social media," says Garth.

Following the shocking death of Garth's "90210" co-star Luke Perry earlier this week, many castmates -- including Tiffani Thiessen and Jason Priestley -- have paid tribute to the late actor on social media.

Although Jennie Garth made a statement to People and expressed she was heartbroken over Perry's passing, the actress' first post on social media wasn't about Perry and many people were not happy about this.

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On Friday, Garth posted an Instagram (above) of her daughters -- Luca, 21, Lola, 16, and Fiona, 12, who she shares with ex-husband Peter Facinelli -- in honor of International Women's Day. However, many of her followers criticized her in the comments for not posting about Perry as well.

The actress, who played Dylan McKay's sometimes-love interest Kelly on the OG "90210," clapped back at these trolls in the comments.

"Hey everyone...I chose to post a pic of my girls today," Garth commented. "Because they are my life. Because today is a day to celebrate all women. 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."

"His kids were his life," she continued. "And anyone who knew him know 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 also responded to another person who alluded to the fact that Tori Spelling hasn't posted anything on social media either, "It's obvious her and [co-star] Tori Spelling didn't have a relationship with him," they wrote. "People who did have had something to say. They may be shocked but they're not mourning." In response, Garth wrote back, "Not cool."

Although they haven't posted a social media tribute, Garth and Spelling did release statements via their publicists following Perry's tragic passing.

Garth said that Perry "meant so much to so many" and called him "such a very special person." She added, "I share my deep sadness with his family and all who loved him. Such a terrible loss." Spelling was equally "heartbroken" and "in utter shock," telling PEOPLE she too felt for the actor's family.

"I'm saddened for his kids whom he adored beyond words. He was so proud of Jack and Sophie," Spelling continued. "Luke was one of the kindest and most humble human beings I've ever known. I'm grateful for the years of friendship we had. He truly was family to me, a protector and a brother. I'm so sorry for the loss that everyone is experiencing."

Perry was 52 when he passed away earlier this week following a stroke.

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