Robin Williams’ 25-year-old daughter says that she is taking a break from social media after being sent awful messages in the wake of her father’s death.
Zelda posted a message on Instagram saying she was taking time away from the account and chastised those who were harassing her.
“I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I’ll be deleting it or not,” she wrote. “In this difficult time, please try and be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family and my friends. Mining our accounts for photo 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 within, 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 stay there,” she added. “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.”
On Twitter, Zelda asked her followers to report users who reportedly sent her upsetting Photoshopped images of her late father. She later took down the message and wrote the following Tweet.
I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye.— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 13, 2014
It's heartbreaking enough to lose a parent but to have people ridicule the fact that you did not have photos of your famous father on your social media is just cruel. The world of social media can be a dark, dark place.
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