Shatner publicly stated on Saturday that he wouldn't be able to attend Nimoy's funeral as he was doing charity work for the Red Cross in Florida.
I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
So maybe tomorrow we come together here and celebrate his life.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
This lead to many users on Twitter blasting Shatner for not attending Nimoy's funeral. Shatner then posted a tweet encouraging his followers to tell him off.
So my daughters Melanie and Lisabeth are attending Leonard's services.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 1, 2015
I chose to honor a commitment I made months ago to appear at a charitable fundraiser. A lot of money was raised. So here I am; tell me off.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 1, 2015
Shatner then argued with one follower who suggested the actor take a private jet to LA.
Shatner also then shot back at another Twitter user who suggested he cancel the charity event.
Shatner then tweeted on the misconception that flights to LAX from Florida aren't available all night long.
One of the other misconceptions seems to be that folks think flights to LAX occur all night long.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 1, 2015
But then Shatner began to host an online remembrance of sorts for Nimoy, where he answered questions about his co-star and their relationship.
Shatner also poked fun at the Twitter fiasco.
Everytime I see a leave William Shatner alone tweet; all I can think about is the "Leave Britney alone! 😭" video— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 2, 2015
Nimoy was laid to rest in Los Angeles on Sunday.
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