Robin Williams’ 25-year old daughter Zelda Williams has announced she’s quitting social media after some people sent her a photo of her dad’s fake body at a time the news of his suicide if still fresh on everyone’s minds.
The photo in question is a photoshopped piece from a Spanish website that deals with strangulation with photo illustrations. Zelda was extremely upset by the pic as her first-reaction tweet showed:
I’m shaking. I can’t. Please. Twitter requires a link and I won’t open it. Don’t either. Please.
In another since-deleted tweet, Zelda asked her followers to report the two persons who sent her the photo along with alleged messages of abuse.
Then minutes later, she announced both on her Twitter and Instagram that she’s quitting the social media to heal, and is not sure whether she will ever come back.
Here is her full statement on Instagram:
I will be leaving this account 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 WILLIAMS
Robin Williams hanged himself to death on Monday morning. He was 63.