Robin Williams' Daughter, Zelda, Quits Social Media After Bullying Since Father's Death
People posted hateful messages after news of his apparent suicide.
-- Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda, said she will abandon social media for a while, if not forever, after some users sent her hateful messages about her father’s apparent suicide.
Twitter trolls, whose accounts have now been suspended, sent the offensive messages to Williams, 25, before she finally wrote to all her fans and supporters, "I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."
She also posted a message on Instagram, writing, "I will be leaving this account for a but while [sic] I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not. In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends. Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary."
She continued, "There are a couple throughout, but the real private moments I shared with him were precious, quiet, and believe it or not, not full of photos or 'selfies'. I shared him with a world where everyone was taking their photo with him, but I was lucky enough to spend time with him without cameras too. That was more than enough, and I'm grateful for what little time I had. My favorite photos of family are framed in my house, not posted on social media, and they 'll remain there. They would've wound up on the news or blogs then, and they certainly would now. That's not what I want for our memories together. Thank you for your respect and understanding in this difficult time. Goodbye. Xo."
Robin Williams' body was found in his California home Monday afternoon after the actor, 63, apparently hanged himself.
Zelda Williams and the comedian's two other children released a statement Tuesday night about their grieving process and Zelda also addressed the hurtful messages in a humorous Williams way.
"To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed," she said via a statement.