On Wednesday, June 26, Dog’s Most Wanted star Beth Chapman passed away after years of on-again, off-again battles with cancer.
Fans are mourning the beloved mother, grandmother, and reality star, but no one feels this loss more keenly than her family.
Beth’s daughter, Bonnie, is mourning her online – and eviscerating the trolls attacking her mother’s memory.
Many are singing Beth’s praises or at least sending well wishes to her family.
But some haters have struck a nerve with Beth’s family.
"For those talking s–t about my mother after her death," daughter Bonnie writes on Twitter. "Shame on you."
Unfortunately, some people pile on the recently deceased, and whether they deserve it does not seem to matter.
"My mother was a person," Bonnie reminds these trolls.
She was more than just a reality star.
"And," Bonnie adds. "Doesn’t deserve to be degraded because of ANY of her or my father’s past."
"My mother fought for women’s rights," Bonnie’s tweet concludes. "And was the kindest woman."
And even if she had not been, what good could it do to harass Beth’s family?
"Love you forever mom," Bonnie affirms.
Marking her mother’s passing, she writes: ‘You’ve got a halo now."
She wrote that in a quote-tweet of her father, Duane Chapman’s, tweet announcing Beth’s passing.
"I’ll never forget you, mama,’ Bonnie emphasizes.
Bonnie had more to say about her late mother.
"You were such a strong woman," Bonnie praises. "And you taught me to always be strong."
"You were strong for everyone," she writes.
Here, she is clearly referring to this harrowing cancer battle — the one that ultimately claimed her life.
"And," Bonnie says. "You taught me it’s okay to let go."
"I’d never thought I’d lose my mom at 20," Bonnie writes.
There is no good age to lose a beloved parent, but 20 is very young.
"I told her I thought she had a couple years left," she reveals.
"But," Bonnie recalls. "In her eyes she disagreed."
She took trolls to task, but she knows that there are real fans out there.
Bonnie does make it very clear to her fans and followers that non-hateful memorializing of Beth is extremely welcome.
"If you’d like to pay respects," Bonnie writes. "Feel free to."
In the tweet, she includes a photo of a beautiful, tasteful memorial right there in Honolulu.
It’s not uncommon for fans to pour in with their affection, erecting shrines to beloved celebrities when they pass away.
Beth handled her cancer’s return with grace.
She even went so far as to apologize to her fans for not undergoing chemotherapy, explaining that the agonizing treatment is "not for her."
Instead, Beth chose to view her cancer battle through a religious lens — she, like her husband, was a devout Christian.
She said that the experience would be a test and a hard lesson, either for her or for everyone else.
We know that her passing is hitting Duane particularly hard. He is a passionate man and has not minced words about fearing this outcome.
Our thoughts are with all of Beth’s loved ones in this time of mourning.