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Robin Williams' daughter Zelda deleted her social media accounts after a number of people sent her hurtful messages about her father, who committed suicide Monday at his Tiburon home.

According to the New York Daily News, the 25-year-old is leaving her Twitter and Instagram pages, saying the negative messages about her dad and judgment about her photos have been "cruel and unnecessary."

"I will be leaving this account for a while (while) I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not," she wrote on Instagram message. "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.' "

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 13, 2011 shows actor Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda posing on arrival for the world premiere of the movie
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 13, 2011 shows actor Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda posing on arrival for the world premiere of the movie 'Happy Feet Two' in Hollywood. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Amen.

The actress was allegedly criticized for not posting enough photos with her Oscar-winning father. Other anonymous critics attacked his career.

How thoughtful. Because this poor person isn't dealing with enough this week.

"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," she wrote.

"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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Williams fought back against bullies Tuesday on Twitter. The Daily News said she encouraged people to report anonymous users sending her mean, ugly comments and horrific Photoshopped pictures of her dad, according to Us Weekly.

She later deleted her request and simply gave up her account.

"I'm sorry. I should've risen above," the "Nine Months" actress wrote. "Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/tonyhicks67.