Robin Williams’ Daughter Quits Social Media Over Trolls

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Well the negative side of social media has reared its ugly head again, this time in the form of trolls harassing the daughter of deceased iconic comedian Robin Williams.

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Williams’ daughter, Zelda, 25, posted to her Twitter account that she was quitting Twitter “for a good long time, maybe forever” and even called out some of the major harassers by their Twitter handles before she deleted her posts and shut down her account.

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A short time later, she left a note on her Instagram account stating: “I will be leaving this account for a but [sic] 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,” she continued. “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”

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The notes from Zelda, though deleted, have been mirrored by other accounts and sparked an outrage resulting in the two named Twitter accounts responsible being suspended. But as other Twitter users (possibly one of the trolls in question) point out, the trolls have other accounts and will be back.

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