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Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

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Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

If this isn't indicative of how our society is becoming so emotionally inept & removed from any decency or compassion, I don't know what is.
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After the announcement of his death, Robin Williams’ 25-year-old daughter, Zelda, tweeted a heartbreaking passage from The Little Prince.

After also expressing her gratitude for people making donations to the St Jude foundation in memory of her father, she later made “her only statement” on her father’s passing on Tumblr.

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Despite the outpouring of grief and adoration for Williams, Zelda acknowledged there were those “sending negativity” towards her and her family.

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That negativity then horribly escalated later in the day, with at least two users on Twitter sending her graphic, photoshopped images of her father’s dead body.

Williams tweeted: “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,” Her tweet was later deleted.
Zelda then announced that she would be “deleting” Twitter from “her devices” for a “good long time, maybe forever” following the horrific abuse.

She also made another statement about the abuse on Instagram, stating that people were “judging” her on the number of photos she had posted of her and her father.

“I will be leaving this account for a but 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. XoFollow”

Zelda has not deleted or deactivated any of these accounts at any point over the last few days, but rather “deleted” the various applications from her devices.

Posted 8/13/14 9:25 AM
 
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Re: Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

How and WHY are people so FU¢KING cruel?!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon
Disgusting!! I hope she and his entire family are able to drown out all the negativity and only hear all the loving, caring words of people who loved her dad and will miss him and the laughter and joy he brought to the world.Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/13/14 9:31 AM
 

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Re: Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

She a class act for handling it as she has.

I cannot understand what is wrong with people. I dont think this is necessarily new, but I think those assh)les now have the ability to express their complete lack of ability at being a human being to the world, to those in pain, to anyone they feel like.....just bc they can bc the ability to say what you want, when you want, to whomever you want is easier than pie today. Yesteryear, they may have thought it but had no way to reach out and let the world know whst an asshole they truly were.

Posted 8/13/14 9:52 AM
 

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Re: Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

wtf is wrong with people?!

Posted 8/13/14 9:54 AM
 

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Re: Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

I don't think it's at all indicative of society as a whole. I think the reality is there has always been and will always be a few real a$$holes in the world. The difference is that in the 21st century those a$$holes now have a platform to showcase their $hittiness. The unfortunate thing is it's always the a$$holes who end up getting the most attention. I think the reality is, *most* people are kind, sympathetic, caring people. It's a shame that a few losers overshadow all of the true compassion, sadness, and love that most people are feeling/showing in the wake of his death.

I feel bad for her that she even has to deal with any of this. It's hard enough to lose your dad but to then have to lose your dad under public scrutiny is even worse. I think she handled herself beautifully and I hope she's able to find comfort and peace in her true friends and family. Such a sad, sad time and such a tragic loss. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/13/14 10:01 AM
 

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Re: Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

That's awful and cruel.

Posted 8/13/14 8:45 PM
 

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Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

people suck.

she's a class act!
my prayers to her and the family.

Posted 8/13/14 8:49 PM
 

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Re: Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

She is a class act

Posted 8/13/14 10:05 PM
 

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Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

I honestly think the internet is the downfall of society. Anyone can say or do whatever they want with little or no consequences. I am disgusted by this. People are sick...

Posted 8/14/14 4:42 AM
 

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Re: Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media After Receiving Abuse Over Her Father’s Death

Posted by Mrs213

I honestly think the internet is the downfall of society. Anyone can say or do whatever they want with little or no consequences. I am disgusted by this. People are sick...



I agree.

Posted 8/14/14 7:07 AM
 
 
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