Robin Williams' daughter Zelda said she was ditching social media after Internet trolls posted offensive comments about her father and faked photos of his dead body.
After reportedly erasing an original tweet in which she asked people to report two users for tweeting links to photos she couldn't bring herself to open, Williams, 25, wrote on Twitter, "I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."
On Instagram, Williams wrote, "I will be leaving this account for a but while (sic) 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."
The two accounts that were harrassing Williams had been suspended by Twitter as of yesterday.
Robin Williams, who celebrated his 63rd birthday with his daughter on July 21, was found dead on Monday in his Tiburon, Calif., home. The comedian, who had been battling depression, had hung himself with a belt, according to the Marin Co. Sheriff.
Zelda Williams wrote on Tumblr that her father's death and its aftermath left her feeling "stripped bare," and channeled a message for haters from her deceased dad: "Some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of piegeons to yur house to poop on your car. Right after you've had it washed," she said.
There was an outpouring of outrage and support on behalf of the actress and her family from social media users. "Trolls should be exiled from the Internet: if you do not want to be a human being in a human society, then you should be exiled," one comment read.
(Sheila Anne Feeney)