Viewers have complained both stars were left out of the Academy Awards’ annual In Memoriam tribute to those Hollywood figures who have passed away over the last year.
This year’s segment featured Steven Spielberg introducing a musical performance from five-time Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish over the montage.
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While Luke Perry was primarily known for his TV work in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale, he also appeared in this year’s Oscar-winning film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Many of those watching the Oscars were offended by Perry’s omission from the montage, calling it “disgusting” and “disrespectful”.
“No Luke Perry in the In Memoriam? He’s in #OUATIH. That’s horrible,” one viewer tweeted.
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Others also vented their frustration:
Also missing from the Memorial montage was Disney’s Descendants star Cameron Boyce, who tragically passed away last summer at just 20 years old.
Boyce also appeared in the Grown Ups movies as Adam Sandler’s on-screen son, as well as Shia LaBeouf’s thriller Eagle Eye.
A backlash to a notable figure being left out of the Oscars’ In Memoriam montage is unfortunately an annual tradition at the awards show.
Last year’s ceremony was criticised for missing out on Austin Powers‘ Verne Troyer, while previous years’ Oscars have accidentally snubbed Batman ’66 star Adam West and RoboCop‘s Miguel Ferrer as well as Alexis Arquette.
Sunday’s In Memoriam special did include a tribute to the late NBA star and Oscar winner Kobe Bryant, who was killed along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash on January 26.
The 92nd Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 9.
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