Cast members of "Friends" Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer
Cast members of "Friends" presenting the Best Supporting Actor and Actress for a Comedy Series at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards. Michael Caulfield/WireImage via Getty Images


  • Matthew Perry made some references to Keanu Reeves in his memoir "Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing"
  • When Reeves' pal River Phoenix, who had worked with Perry, died, the "Friends" alum wondered why Reeves was alive
  • When Chris Farley passed away, Perry also wondered why Reeves still "walks among us" for the second time

Matthew Perry is in hot water for what seems to be a bitter hatred he has for Keanu Reeves, as revealed in his memoir.

Perry, who hasn't worked with the "John Wick" star, revealed his apparent disdain for Reeves in his tell-all memoir.

"Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?" he wrote, Page Six reported.

Perry made his movie debut in 1988 in "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon," alongside Reeves' longtime best friend, River Phoenix. Perry played Phoenix's BFF in the film, and they eventually became close pals. Phoenix died due to an overdose at age 23 in 1993.

"River was a beautiful man inside and out and too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down," Perry continued.

Perry said he sobbed when Phoenix died outside the Viper Room in West Hollywood. He made another dig at Reeves in his book when Chris Farley died.

Farley and Perry worked together in the comedy film "Almost Heroes" in 1988. Farley also died of an overdose in 1997 at 33. At the time, the "Friends" alum thought of Reeves again living while he was losing his friends.

"I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston's dressing room wall when I found out," he wrote. "Keanu Reeves walks among us."

There were no additional references to Reeves in the book, and there was no explanation for why Perry felt that toward Reeves since they had not worked together. It's unclear if they have already met, MovieWeb reported.

Perry's words didn't sit well with the netizens, who couldn't grasp why he felt that way toward the "Matrix" actor.

"Keanu is such a sweetheart. This is not a good look for Perry. What a d--k," royal commentator and "To Di For Daily" podcast host Kinsey Schofield tweeted.

"Random thought Of the day Matthew Perry bizarrely and randomly hates Keanu Reeves. Reeves is a cool dude from what I hear ... Perry is a drug addict whose claim to fame was an over rated sitcom in the '90s," another added.

"Keanu Reeves is a treasure who only gets better with age. Matthew Perry peaked 20 years ago, and it's a low blow to use River Phoenix and Farley's deaths to make a dig at an actor he is clearly jealous of. Shame I rooted for Perry but not anymore. What a douche," a third person said.

"Matthew Perry is trash. 'Friends' is the most overrated piece of garbage that ever hit the airwaves. Keanu Forever!" a fourth user wrote.

Despite the backlash for his attacks against Reeves in the book, he talked a lot about his addiction, and many were happy that he opened up about it. For them, his book will help many who are experiencing the same.

"This is going to have a huge impact and do an amazing amount of good," one wrote. "Thank you @MatthewPerry for your leadership, vulnerability and willingness to share your story."

"So grateful that Matthew is still alive and willing to share his journey with us. I hope it helps someone who has an addiction or that they feel helpless with what they are currently going through. #mentalhealth issues are not something that should be hidden or be ashamed of," a second person shared.

"I wish him the very best life has to offer. Light and love! Addictions are awful," a third user opined. "He's been through so much. I want to read his book."

"Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing" will hit shelves on Nov. 1.

Keanu Reeves is on his fourth outing as Neo in "The Matrix Resurrections"
Keanu Reeves is on his fourth outing as Neo in "The Matrix Resurrections" AFP / David Odisho