Robin William’s daughter quits social media after being cyber bullied.
After the tragic death of her father, Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda, quit Twitter and Instagram after receiving insensitive images and comments.
“I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye,” the actress, 25, tweeted late Tuesday night.
She issued a longer statement on her Tumblr, directed at the Internet trolls who reportedly sent her photoshopped pictures of her father’s dead body that said, “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. After all, he loved to laugh too.”
She also issued a statement on her Instagram account, accompanying by a photo of a butterfly with a caption that read:
I will be leaving this account for a bit while 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.
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
Williams asked her Twitter followers to report two of the accounts responsible for the abuse. “Please report @PimpStory @MrGoosebuster. I’m shaking. I can’t. Please. Twitter requires a link and I won’t open it. Don’t either. Please,” she wrote. Zelda later deleted the tweet.
Twitter suspended the two accounts. A third, @rustIedjimmies, was still tweeting abuse about Williams’ daughter on Wednesday morning, but Twitter then suspended that account before 10 a.m. ET.
One Twitter user, film critic Scott Weinberg, tweeted, “I hope @zeldawilliams knows that the people who love her outnumber the scumbags by about 94,000,000 to 1.”
The young actress has dealt with online bullies before her father’s death.
Robin Williams was found dead on Monday after hanging himself. He was 63 years old.