On August 13, mere hours after the death of beloved comedy giant Robin Williams, the late actor’s 25-year-old daughter Zelda Williams quit social media after she was sent malicious comments and doctored photos by some Twitter and Instagram bullies.
“I’m sorry,” Williams wrote on Twitter. “I should’ve risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye.”
Thankfully, on Monday, September 1 Zelda felt empowered enough to re-join the online community, effectively letting her harassers know that they had not, in fact, won. She even posted a heartfelt quote from LGBT “Hairspray” star/living legend Harvey Fierstein, hammering in the point that a couple of bad apples weren’t going to negatively impact her life.
“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
Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014
Rock on, Princess Zelda. We’re happy to have you back.