Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda quits social media following cyber bullying

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – On Wednesday, Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late Robin Williams, has expressed that she will be refraining from social media indefinitely because of cyber bullies.

It started when two Twitter users, whom netizens referred to as Internet “trolls,” @PimpStory and @MrGoosebuster, repeatedly sent her photoshopped “death photos” of her dad Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday at the age of 63, and called her not-so-pleasant names.

The 25-year-old then retorted by encouraging her 178 thousand followers to help her report the erring users for abuse.

However, she quickly deleted the tweet and wrote instead, “I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye.”

On Instagram, the young Williams posted a lengthy statement saying, “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. “

She went on, “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.”

Meanwhile, Zelda has written a heartfelt tribute to her dad on Tumbler, filled with fond remembrances. She referred to the late actor as “one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known.” She also thanked her supporters for their kindness.

She concluded, “I know for certain…that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence.” She added, “We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.”

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