Robin Williams’ suicide shocked everyone who knew him and everyone who adored his films and comedy; however, as with anything, the internet had some cruel things to say about it in the aftermath to his daughter Zelda, and she took a leave of absence from social media. Now, she’s back with a message to those who couldn’t help but be cruel.
The actress posted a Harvey Fierstein quote on Twitter on Monday which read, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
Williams’ last post on Twitter was on August 12, the day after her father’s death, and contained an apology. The actress said she should have “risen above” the internet commenters.
Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014
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
Williams has received support from both friends and fans of her father’s, some of whom rallied to have those who left cruel comments banned from the site.
PBS plans to air a special later this month about the beloved actor, which will feature interviews with some of his co-stars and friends as well as footage from his career that has never been aired before. His Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber will be featured on the show.