Vicki Gunvalson BLASTED for Exploiting Death of Luke Perry for Profit

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The Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson just saved her job by the skin of her teeth.

But she's already in trouble again.

This time, fans are outraged after she exploited the tragic death of Luke Perry to push her business.

Vicki Gunvalson at Home

Vicki's controversial post began: "I know most of you have heard about the unfortunate passing of Luke Perry at the young age of 52."

"Luke was responsible in his estate planning," she praised.

"And because of that," Vicki wrote. "He relieved his family of a lot of the burdens that would happen if he didn’t have it in place the way he did."

"It makes you realize how important Planning is," she observed.

"And," Vicki continued. "How NOT to procrastinate taking care of a trust, health directives, and securing life insurance for those you leave behind."

"So sad," her post concluded.

Luke Perry on Riverdale

That sounds like Vicki is praising Luke for his foresight and responsibility.

The Riverdale star was worth an estimated $10 million at the time of his passing.

That small fortune has now passed on to his two children, Sophie and Jack, who are young adults.

But Vicki has her own insurance business.

So it seems to her followers that she was exploiting a famous death to promote her own business.

That is extremely distasteful.

Vicki Gunvalson at the 2018 Reunion Special

"Really? Capitalizing off of another persons death to get business," accuses a commenter. "SO UNBELIEVABLY TACKY!"

"I was a fan, but not anymore," declares another. "TACKY of you to advertise your insurance company with the unfortunate passing of a celebrity."

That same commenter continues: "We all know, or should know, to plan for our futures. Shame on you!"

"This is literally disgusting…take this post down," demands another. "It was already said that he wrote a will and left everything to his children."

"Stop being ridiculous," that same commenter concludes.

Vicki Gunvalson Waves a Knife

"Really?" exclaims another commenter. "Using the death of a star to promote your insurance business? Super poor taste,”

“Wow lady you should be ashamed of yourself," chimes in another. "Really how disrespectful are you."

"How would you like it if somebody posted this when your Mom died Vicki?" asks another, getting very personal.

That same commenter continues: "Like that’s what’s important when family is grieving over the loss of a loved one."

"Besides," the commenter adds. "Whether he was prepared financially or not is none of anybody’s business to be putting on social media or to be using to promote your own business."

"Sick, Vicki….money hungry and heartless," the disgusted follower accuses. "Get yourself together, seriously."

Finally, the comment concludes: "May Luke Perry rest peacefully and his family find strength during this time of great loss."

Luke Perry Snapshot

We certainly agree that Luke Perry's death isn't a good segue to use to plug your business.

That said, if a celebrity overdoses or dies in a car crash, people often talk about the importance of things like getting help or driving safely.

Vicki's message would have been just fine if it had come from almost anyone else -- provided that they don't own an insurance business.

It is the perceived conflict of interest that prompted Vicki to post that message.

She has since wisely deleted it.

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