(Some language in this post may be offensive.)
What is wrong with people?! While the family mourns the loss of their father, horrible people with no soul have been sending a barrage of vile messages through social media to the children of Robin Williams.
Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda has been forced to remove apps like Twitter and Instagram from her life to avoid being inundated with hateful and hurtful messages:
“Rest in pieces. F****n’ Commie Libtard.”
(demanding) “More pictures of your dead father!”
Some of the accounts have since been suspended by Twitter, but not before tweeting Photoshopped images of Williams that appeared to show him with bruises around his neck, as if he were in a morgue. One user also tweeted “look at what he … did to himself because of you” and called Zelda a “heartless b****.”
Zelda Williams responded with this statement:
“I will be leaving this account for a but while I heal and decide if I’ll be deleting it or not,” she wrote on Instagram along with a photo of a butterfly. “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.
…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.”
Before deleting her Twitter, she posted one last tweet:
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