The ugly side of anonymous social-media has once again taken its toll on another account, this time belonging to Zelda Williams. She is the daughter of Robin Williams, the popular comedic-actor who passed-away this week. While most people are sharing their sympathies with Zelda, there are of course those that simply look at the event as a time to take advantage of hiding behind a Twitter account while trying to think of the worst things to say to someone.
This eventually caused Zelda to quit Twitter and Instagram stating, “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 received photoshopped pictures of Robin Williams dead body that read, “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.”
“I will be leaving this account for a but 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”