Zelda Williams Quits Twitter, Instagram After Internet Trolls Harass Her About Robin Williams Death

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Imagine losing your very famous father to suicide. Having to grieve publicly and being able to handle that in the most eloquent and touching way. That is exactly what Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda Williams did, then only to have some asshole internet trolls spam her with gruesome Photoshopped images of her deceased father, who was found dead in his California home on Monday (August 11, 2014).

Sadly, it looks like Zelda saw the images and posted this heartbreaking tweet:

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.


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.


Zelda Williams will finally get to grieve in peace.