Is there anything worse than when people exploit a tragedy and heap even more pain on those who've lost a beloved family member? This makes me sick: Almost immediately after Robin Williams passed away, his daughter Zelda began receiving cruel, shocking and despicable comments and photos sent to her social media profiles.
That's why she has decided to suspend her Twitter and Instagram accounts indefinitely. Here's her final tweet:
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
It reads: "I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."
I don't blame her. In fact I'm proud of her for finding the strength to rise above. She had a more in-depth statement on her Instagram page that I totally agree with:
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. Xo