Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda is taking a break from social media after she was sent hurtful messages about the death of her father.
His 25-year-old daughter Zelda issued a tribute to her father on social media following the news and received an outpouring of love and support, but she has now decided to step away from her accounts to grieve in peace after receiving upsetting messages about Williams’ death.
She wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, “I will be leaving this account for a bit 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.”
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
Thankfully Zelda has family and friends she can lean on, as opposed to focusing on the social media trolls. Kurt Cobain’s daughter and friend of Zelda Frances Bean has offered words of support to her in the wake of these hard times.
Frances, whose Nirvana rocker dad Cobain died in 1994 when she was just 20 months old, writes on Twitter, “You have such an incredibly beautiful soul. I love you but you already knew that. Wherever, whenever u need me I’ll be there (sic).”