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Zelda Williams Is Deleting Twitter for a 'Good Long Time'

Zelda Williams Is Deleting Twitter for a 'Good Long Time'

Zelda Williams has decided that she is deleting her Twitter account from all her devices, possibly forever, following the death of her father Robin Williams.

The 25-year-old actress took to her account to plead with her Twitter followers to report two users who had been sending her absolutely awful messages and photos.

“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,” Zelda wrote before deleting the tweet.

The two users were sending her photos that appeared to be Photoshopped pictures of Robin supposedly after his death. They also called her some awful words.

After deleting that tweet, Zelda wrote “I’m sorry. I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye.”

Earlier in the evening, Zelda released a lengthy statement that was incredibly touching and also infused with a great sense of humor.

UPDATE: Zelda added this message on her Instagram account: “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”

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  • dad

    Smart move.

  • JM

    Wow, what the hell is wrong with people?

  • assman

    some people sending her hate?

  • assman

    a hiatus ,since no one cares about her

  • Sarahliz

    And get this, twitter won’t let us report it unless it’s about us or we have direct authorization from her with proof including her driver’s license.

  • assman

    probably triple the twitter followers since her dad died got to her?

  • http://@Quintaine coreyq

    Well, it looks like those two accounts have been suspended, so at least there’s that. It’s just a shame that she had to experience it in the first place.

  • R

    people are so cruel! it makes me sad that some people have no respect.

  • LoLa

    They got suspended but they immediately had new accounts. They’re boasting about the attention. It’s sickening what they were sending her, poor girl. Also, that photo (which I sadly saw by accident) didn’t look too fake.. I hope it was but I dunno.

  • Sassypants

    I’m wondering why someone whose father just died is spending so much time on twitter. Why is she even thinking of twitter?

  • R

    @Sassypants: Have u lost ur famous father? Stop being so judgemental!

  • Richie

    @Sassypants: She probably only has friends on Twitter.

  • Sassypants

    @R: Being famous has nothing to do with it. When a normal person loses someone they love they don’t chill on the Internet and tweet with strangers. I will judge all I want…

  • $hh

    Leave her alone! It’s her life! what’s twitter?

  • Meeko

    Not a Photoshopped photo, but also not him.
    Reddit: search: Robin Williams autopsy.
    Someone posted the alleged pic and someone posted the link to where the photo actually came from.
    So, yes dead guy; no Robin.

    Hope that those two morons get some retribution in kind.

  • MEG

    ppl can be so cruel .those who sent those tweets n those who have said it should of been Justin Bieber are socipaths

  • LoLa

    @Meeko: oh thank goodness it isn’t him, sorry for the other man.. But seriously, that messed me up all night. Also, for the judging one, they were hitting her up relentlessly, I saw what they said and how much they tweeted her, it did not start with her tweeting.. So if you wanna judge someone, judge those desensitized wackos who sought her out to get some attention.

  • Me

    I have been praying for this young lady, IT IS JUST AWFUL how people are so damn sick to hurt her and her family like this. I pray that she can have time to heal and those sicko’s get caught and banned from the net, for their sick behavior!
    I don’t have many photos of me with my dad and he was very special to me (he passed away). But the memories in m heart is what is most important!
    God bless you Zelda and RIP to your dear dad. He was an awesome man!

  • Sara

    Update: Twitter has banned any and all access to their services to both @PimpStory and @MrGoosebuster. Neither shall, nor will tweet again. Zelda did not deserve what they did, may she find only support now with the passing of her dear father.

  • Lauren

    @Sassypants: People can respond in times of grief however however they damn well please. I also like how you’re focusing on why she’s on social media instead of the actually significantly horrifying fact that this woman had been severely harassed online right after her father’s death. That tells us all we need to know about you.

  • wow

    What a sick world we live in when people send such hateful remarks & images to a daughter after her father’s death. & worse yet somehow blame her for the trash they send or question why she would even be on twitter at this time.

    HAVE SOME RESPECT – you all know NOTHING about her or the relationship she had with her father & it’s NOT anyone’s business. What a bunch of disgusting bullies.

  • Ugh

    That’s horrible…why would anyone do something like that? I just can’t believe the cruelty of some people…what do they get out of it? Seriously…what kind of behavior is that!?

  • guest

    Thank all of you on this thread who stood up for Zelda.

  • FlashLori

    @assman: Troll scum

  • FlashLori

    @Sassypants: Be judged yourself, you big fat nobody – her father was a public figure, worldwide condolences are via social media, poor cow probably didn’t anticipate the screwed-up losers like yourself shitting all over this tragic situation…

  • hilarious

    @Sassypants: @Sassypants:
    And I don’t get your point. Why can’t anybody who has lost someone spend time on social network? They want and need encouraged words from everywhere, especially in this hard time of their life. Maybe you will handle differently. But each has her own way to overcome this situation.

  • Sarah

    @sassypants my father died in March, I’m roughly the same age as Zelda and when my father died I posted a few tributes on my Facebook. I don’t know why I did it, I just wanted to share about my dad. Luckily I was not in the position where people were scouring my accounts looking for some reason to blame me for my father dying. And before this mess the only thing she had posted was a tribute to her father. It’s not like she was just sitting on twitter. She more than likely got an email when she received a DM and checked it, she probably has gotten a lot in the last few days of condolences. Maybe reading them were helping her cope. The trolls have been merciless in this, on one of her Instagram pictures, taken a few weeks ago at a friends birthday party, some random lady yelled at her for wishing her friends happy birthday on Instagram but not her father. It’s ridiculous. First, the only photos she ever shared of her dad were old ones from her childhood. Is it silly to think that maybe the family wanted to keep some memories precious to themselves? And not share photos of their families to be broadcasted in every paper and then after death used against them? It may have even been Robin’s decision that they were respecting, he rarely talked about his children in interviews even when they were young. He had a handful of anecdotes that he repeated over and over again. He wanted his private life private like a lot of other actors. The public has a hard time accepting that. But it is pitiful that a girl in her twenties would be roasted like this and her love for her father judged because she didn’t tweet about him enough. Robin had depression. She could have tweeted about him every day it would not have cured his depression. It would have made no difference.

  • Rachel B

    What the hell is wrong with people?! A man is dead and the public has problems with the family greaving?! Really?! Why can’t we just honor a human beings memory and be kind? Or if you disliked the man
    , just take into respect that he has passed and let them grieve in peace. Isn’t going after a family in their time of need going too far? “How dare she spend time on social media!” Really, do you know what kind of an age we live in!

    They shouldn’t be scrutinized like this.
    Good for her for standing up and taking a break from the trolls.

  • Hollywood


    Maybe you’ve never lost anyone close to you that left you feeling completely helpless. I found my brother 3 days after he passed away last year. When I couldn’t face people, the outpouring love and support I received on social media did aid in the process. Soon, I was able to reach out and talk to people, but face to face was so exhausting. Guess how I communicated? Through text and social media. It was actually extremely comforting to talk to strangers about my brother. You’ve obviously never been through anything like this, and clearly have no empathy, so while you are free to flap your gums all you want, your not saying anything of value.

  • Jason

    @Sassypants Your opinion is worthless until somebody asks for it. Crawl back under the silt, pond life.

  • Honoria Gossip

    Does being such a nasty piece of work make you feel good? People process grief in different ways. I hope you never have to go through something awful like this.

  • amazed@theworld

    it’s disheartening, to say the least, the amount of negativity that this woman and her family have had to endure. @Sassypants, you don’t understand that it’s none of your darn business how ANYONE grieves. FFS, leave folks alone and go hide somewhere until your humanity comes back. @assman, really? wow. RIP Robin, and may your children/family be allowed to grieve THEIR WAY. <3

  • Sage

    Some people are absolutely disgusting. This woman and her family deserve nothing but respect and privacy. Everyone deserves that after a tremendous loss. I can’t believe how cruel people can be. It makes me happy that those 2 twitter users can no longer tweet. Pathetic wastes of life. My thoughts go out to the Williams family.

  • Lolz

    What a discusting and evil bunch we share this planet with. Karma is a biatch..Let’s see what happens to these evil fuhkers once they’re six feet under. Let’s see if anyone even shows up to their funeral.
    Stay strong Zelda and ignore these gutter trash losers.
    Your dad was a beautiful human and so are you.

  • yohanna78


    And how exactly do you know how people react to the loss of a dear one? When my dad died 11 years ago, all I could do was play solitaire for days. It numbed me and I needed that. Seriously, stop thinking everyone is a copycat of you. Everyone is unique and dealing with stuff in their own way

  • ashleybb

    @Sarah: I’m sorry for your loss. Thank you for being the voice of reason here, this was an articulate explanation that everyone should read and consider. Let’s all try to develop some empathy.

  • Sean

    What’s funny is that Just Jared comment section has some of the biggest trolls on the internet LOL…

  • Cate

    Good for her.

    Reading what people have said and posted about her makes me so sad. Some people can be so cruel and the prevalence and anonymity of social media seems to bring out the very worst.

  • Liz

    People are VILE.

  • Mattie Appleyard

    What’s your real name and address? Stop hiding behind your stupid handle. Since you’re a tough guy, let’s have it. Then we can talk face-to-face and I can respond appropriately to your nasty comments.

  • Spitfire


    People losing loved ones grieve in different ways. It’s not your place to judge her! Stay classy, sassy….

  • aidan

    @assman: what a jerk you are!

  • assman’s mother

    @assman: And who are you?

  • Jean


    My condolences to your for the loss of you father. Stay strong.

  • Twiiteriscr@p

    Twitter is cr@p!!!

  • One

    We buy houses in the best places we can afford to be far away from nasty people. The internet brings them into your home. Don’t let them in. Avoid public pages, social media to protect yourself. Many people are messed up. That will never change and is no reflection on anyone but them.

  • needR

    @assman: ASSman… you are definitely an ASS.. and not sure you are a MAN. REAL men don’t belittle and defame those who are suffering…. Perhaps YOU were the one who did it? Do you feel that because they are celebrities it makes them fair game? Less human? Targets? Why not go play your video games and yell some cat calls at some poor unsuspecting woman walking by and leave the conversation to the adults.

  • needR

    @Sassypants: You deal the way you deal… she will deal the way she will… Some people need it to escape… It’s a coping mechanism to some… You’ve had your say, now get out of the house and experience life.. Once you have done that, perhaps you can come back and have a real adult-like conversation.

  • Mysteri

    @guest: People like that, who can be cruel forget one thing… Karma… they will get it worse than anything. It may take a little time, but it’s always those that hurt others that get hurt themselves. I will pray for her and her brothers. It’s not easy to lose someone, and those that picked on her, God help you.

  • Emerald

    assman@ 08/13/2014 at 2:11 am

    a hiatus? How thoughtful of you to take one after all no one cares about you either.