Zelda Williams Run Off Twitter in the Latest Installment of People Are Just the WorstBy: Josh Wolford - August 13, 2014
In the latest chapter of the book entitled Humanity: Some of Y’all a Buncha Assholes, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda had been driven off Twitter and Instagram by a buncha assholes.
Zelda Williams, who lost her father Monday, has announced that she is leaving Twitter and Instagram “for a good long time, maybe forever” after “cruel and unnecessary” abuse from social media trolls.
A now-deleted tweet from Zelda Williams read “Please report @PimpStory @MrGoosebuster. I’m shaking. I can’t. Please. Twitter requires a link and I won’t open it. Don’t either. Please.” According to reports and other Twitter users, those particular users as well as others were not only hurling hateful words toward Zelda, but also tweeting photoshopped images of her father’s supposed morgue photos at her.
Twitter has suspended both of those users.
Understandably, that kind of thing was a bit much for the 25-year-old actress to handle.
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
She later posted a lengthier explanation on her Instagram page, saying:
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
Zelda recently posted a touching statement on her father’s death on her Tumblr page, saying,
“Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.”
Image via Zelda Williams, Instagram