Hours after her father Robin Williams passed on Aug. 11, the 25-year-old actress signed off of social media because of harassing comments and disrespectful doctored photos of her father that she was sent on Twitter and Instagram.
"I'm sorry," she wrote on Twitter Aug. 12. "I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."
Zelda went on to announce she was leaving Instagram too, writing, "I will be leaving this account for a [bit] 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.'"
Before Zelda made the announcement, she spent time sounding off on Tweeters who were posting mean comments about Robin's suicide, according to CBS News. Trying to make an already difficult situation even more difficult, some of those users were also tweeting her fake photos of her dad's body at the Coroner's office.
But, on Labor Day, Zelda bravely returned to Twitter, posting a powerful message to bullies: ""Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." - Harvey Fierstein ," she wrote, captioning the quote, "Thank you."
Following Zelda's harassment, Twitter vowed that it will work to "improve" its policies regarding harassment, according to the Washington Post.
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