- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The daughter of deceased actor Robin Williams is abandoning her social media accounts due to receiving a barrage of negative messages since her father’s death.

Zelda Williams, 25, said she is taking some time away from her Twitter and Instagram pages because of the “cruel and unnecessary” comments that have followed her father’s apparent suicide on Monday.

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


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“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 actress reportedly received criticism for not posting enough photos of her and her dad. Others went as far as criticizing Mr. Williams on her page.

Miss Williams fought back against Twitter trolls on Tuesday by asking her supporters to report them. Some Twitter users posted what appeared to be photoshopped images of her dad onto her account. Miss Williams later removed the tweet before deleting her account all together, Us Weekly reported.

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