Zelda Williams Quits Twitter, Instagram After Internet Trolls Harass Her About Robin Williams Death
Sadly, it looks like Zelda saw the images and posted this heartbreaking 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
In a tweet that has since been deleted, but retweeted by her followers, she called to Twitter to delete the accounts of two users. The accounts have since been suspended.
— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) August 13, 2014
Along with Twitter, she is also leaving Instagram, releasing the following statement accompanied by a photo of a butterfly:
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
One Twitter user, film critic Scott Weinberg, tweeted what I think most sane and humane people feel.
I hope @zeldawilliams knows that the people who love her outnumber the scumbags by about 94,000,000 to 1.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) August 13, 2014
Zelda Williams will finally get to grieve in peace.