Zelda Williams, Robin Williams' Daughter, Returns To Twitter After Online Bullying
Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams, has returned to Twitter after taking a brief hiatus from social media due to online bullying.
Zelda Williams Returns To Twitter
Zelda returned to Twitter on Monday with a simple message to her supporters: “Thank you.”
Thank you. https://t.co/e2hve7fD50
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014
In her first tweet back, Zelda linked to a Harvey Fierstein quote she had posted on her Tumblr years ago that reads, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
Zelda also posted a new quote to Tumblr on Aug. 29, this time citing a passage from Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring:
“I wish it need not have happened in my time, said Frodo. So do I, said Gandalf, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Zelda Williams Bullied Off Social Media
Zelda, 25, announced she would be leaving Twitter on Aug. 12 after users reportedly sent her doctored photos of her father, claiming to have been taken after Williams death. Williams was found dead Monday, Aug. 11, after he hanged himself in his California home. The comedian was reportedly suffering from severe depression and had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the time of his death.
Following his death, online bullies reportedly attacked Zelda, criticizing the lack of photos of her father on her Instagram page and taunting her with doctored photos, causing her to announce that she would be leaving social media entirely.
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
Zelda did, however, post a longer tribute to her father on Tumblr, where she briefly addressed those bullying her, writing, “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.”