Jennie Garth claps back at fans criticizing her for not sharing tribute to Luke Perry

Jennie Garth is grieving in her own way. 

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star clapped back at fans on Instagram after she was criticized for posting a photo of her daughters on Friday and not sharing a tribute to her late co-star, Luke Perry. The actor died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke

Friday's post marked Garth's return to Instagram after Perry's death. "These women 💙💜❤️ #internationalwomensday #sisters," she wrote alongside the snap of Luca, 21, Lola, 16, and Fiona, 12, whom she shares with ex-husband Peter Facinelli. 

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No words can express what my heart feels hearing today's shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.
Circa 1995, Studio portrait of the cast of the television series, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' 1990s. Clockwise from bottom left: Brian Austin Green, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Luke Perry, Gabrielle Carteris, Mark Espinoza, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. (Photo by Fox Broadcasting/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 17: Beverly Hills 90210 stars Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, producer Aaron Spelling, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry pose for a portrait in the Press Room during the 1992 People's Choice Awards on March 17, 1992 at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
Cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 (Photo by mikel roberts/Sygma via Getty Images)
Cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 (Photo by mikel roberts/Sygma via Getty Images)
Cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 (Photo by mikel roberts/Sygma via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - The cast of 'Beverly Hills 90210' at the People's Choice Awards, 17th March 1992. From left to right, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Aaron Spelling, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Luke Perry and Tori Spelling (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Brian Austin Green, Gabrielle Carteris, Joe E. Tata, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Tiffani Amber Thiesen, Vanessa Marcel, Gabrielle Carteris, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Joe E. Tata, Vincent Young, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green & Luke Perry (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - Actors Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Luke Perry of 'Beverly Hills 90210' at the People's Choice Awards, 17th March 1992. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - Actors Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Luke Perry of 'Beverly Hills 90210' at the People's Choice Awards, 17th March 1992.(Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry at the 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, Universal Studios, Universal City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, and Luke Perry at the 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, and Luke Perry at the 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Beverly Hills 90210's Luke Perry and Jason Binn circa 1992 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Binn/WireImage)
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Critics quickly questioned Garth's lack of a statement about Perry, prompting the actress to defend herself in the comments. 

“Hey everyone … I chose to post a pic of my girls today. Because they are my life. Because today is a day to celebrate all women,” Garth wrote. “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. And anyone who knew him knows 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," she concluded. Sincerely, Jennie.”

Perry's 90210 co-stars are all processing Perry's death. On Instagram on Thursday, Jason Priestley admitted that it took him days to find the words to say about his late friend. 

"It’s taken me a couple of days to figure out how to write this... My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was one of those truly special people who really cared," Priestley wrote. "Luke was not only a star, he was an incredibly bright light that was extinguished far too soon... and that is why I, and so many others, are in so much pain today."

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A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family, And in the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support. I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I. I’m not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it’s something you aren’t ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it’s all happening in the public eye. So bare with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.
Since I got hacked I never got to post my prom pics so here you go! I don’t have any with my mom cuz she hates pictures so yeah. I was going for that like. Frenchie at the dance vibes idk?
My old man and I are truly such fashion icons... I mean... CMON
Luke Perry and daughter Sophie at the 2004 Target A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Luke Perry with son Jack and daughter Sophie during 'Garfield: The Movie' World Premiere - After-Party at Zanuck Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)
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