Zelda Williams, Robin Williams’ only daughter, announced she would be leaving social media after users began bullying her in the wake of her father’s death.

Zelda Williams Quits Twitter, Instagram After Bullying

Zelda, 25, an actress, first addressed Williams’ s suicide with a post on Twitter and Instagram, and, as details regarding the circumstances of Williams’ death emerged, Zelda reportedly began receiving mean messages. Users allegedly sent Zelda altered photographs of her father, claiming them to be photos taken after his death, and bullied her, accusing her of not having enough photos or mentions of her father on her social media accounts.

Barely 24 hours after Williams’ death, Zelda announced she would be taking a break from Twitter and Instagram, posting a farewell image to Instagram and changing her account settings to Private.

“I will be leaving this account for a but while I heal and decide if I’ll be deleting it or not,” Zelda wrote on Instagram next to 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. 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 added.

Zelda Williams Remembers Father On Tumblr

Zelda released a longer statement on Tumblr, in which she remembered her father and expanded on her decision to cut her social media ties.

“My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that,” Zelda wrote.

“To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too,” Zelda continued.

Zelda concluded her statement, remembering her father as “one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known.”

“[Not] just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again,” Zelda added.

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