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Merely a day after Robin Williams’ death, his 25-year-old daughter Zelda Williams decided to delete her Twitter account. But not because she’s grieving per se. Especially not when she shared so many touching posts on both her Instagram and Twitter accounts just hours ago.
It appears that Zelda has been inundated with awful words and disturbing images depicting her late father after his tragic death. She was seen pleading and tweeting, “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.”
She has since deleted those tweets.
Apparently, the two users (@PimpStory and @MrGoosebuster) were sending her photos that appeared to be photoshopped pictures of Robin Williams, supposedly after his death. They also called her some awful words. The users mentioned in Williams’ initial plea were reportedly suspended but a commentor claims the culprits have opened new accounts and are now “boasting about the attention”.
The abuse on social media eventually led Zelda into deciding to delete Twitter from her devices:
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 also published a statement on Instagram, requesting for the public to be respectful to her, her family, and her friends:
This is really sad. Social media sociopaths and trolls, give Zelda Williams a break. In fact, leave her alone. She deserves to grieve the passing of her father in peace.
Because now is not the time for malice “just for the fun of it”. There’s never a time for malice “just for the fun of it”, don’t you guys agree?