August 13, 2014 11:16 am -

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Robin Williams’ grieving daughter Zelda Williams has quit social media after internet trolls and insensitive posters added to her despair…

Initially requesting her supporters to report the trolls, who posted what appeared to be photoshopped images of her dad onto her account, Zelda, 25, later removed her tweet and instead decided it was better for her to delete her social media accounts entirely.

“I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above,” she posted on Twitter, referring to the messages that had upset her in the hours following the devastating news of her dad’s death. “Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye.”…

“I will be leaving this account for a bit while I heal and decide if I’ll be deleting it or not,” she wrote. “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”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to Trolls Drive Robin Williams’ Daughter To Delete Social Media

  1. Anomaly 100 August 13th, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I hate people. I’m gonna go hug my cat. Back later!

    • William August 13th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      “I’m gonna go hug my cat”.

      • Tammy Minton Haley August 13th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        you don’t get it at all…

        • Progressive Republican August 15th, 2014 at 4:35 am

          There’s nothing like hugging your cat…

          • Tammy Minton Haley August 15th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

            i could love a Republican like you… 🙂

          • Progressive Republican August 15th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

            My heart goes out to him, his friends and his family. I know too well how he felt.

            And so far these tweeting miscreants goes, well the moderators here just might feel compelled to edit or censor my opinion of them. >:(

  2. mea_mark August 13th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Are Trolls really human? Sometimes I wonder.

    • Suzanne McFly August 13th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Pure human, nothing else has the ability to be evil like the human race.

  3. R.J. Carter August 13th, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Some people simply don’t deserve the Internet.

  4. Sydney August 13th, 2014 at 11:59 am


  5. MIAtheistGal August 13th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Some people make me sick. Leave grieving family alone!

  6. Bunya August 13th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Truly sickening. But then again, that’s what anti-social 40-year-old losers residing in their mother’s basements tend to do to give purpose to their meaningless lives.

    • Roy Blankenship August 13th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Triple like on that one!

  7. Cosmic_Surfer August 13th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Little penises with no life and little c@&%s with no life and nothing better to do to fill the void, in which most people grow a soul, than to attack, malign, degrade and harass…That is the very definition of a troll

  8. Lindsncal August 13th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    The most intimate, real description of depression I’ve ever heard.

  9. Tammy Minton Haley August 13th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    of course they did–this society is quickly turning into some kind of barbaric, unfeeling, obnoxious, “mean girl” mob, ready to be as hateful and rude as anonymity allows…

    i use my real name for a reason–it is my lonely protest against this debasement of cultural ties, the “niceties” of community…these things are important…