"Please report @PimpStory @MrGoosebuster. I’m shaking. I can’t. Please," tweeted Robin Williams' 25-year-old daughter Zelda. "Twitter requires a link and I won’t open it. Don’t either. Please." Just Jared writes that the actress had been inundated with awful words and disturbing images depicting her father after his death. The users mentioned in Williams' initial plea were reportedly suspended but a commentor claims the culprits have opened new accounts and are now "boasting about the attention."
The abuse on social media eventually led Williams' into deciding to delete Twitter from her devices.
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
The actress also recently published a statement on Instagram, requesting that the public attempt to be respectful to her, her family, and her friends. "Mining our accounts for photos of dad, or judging me on the number of them is cruel and unnecessary," Williams wrote. Earlier today, she had published a heartbreaking eulogy to her father that included a wish for naysayers.
As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you've had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too.
Williams' situation is a sad reminder of how the anonymity of social media allows sociopaths to target others with their malice.