03/09/2014 08:13 BST | Updated 03/09/2014 08:59 BST

Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Is Back On Twitter With This Quote About Bullying

Robin Williams's daughter has returned to Twitter, three weeks after quitting the site after users sent her fake photos of her father's dead body.

Zelda Williams was sent the harrowing images in the days after her father took his own life in August.

Williams left Twitter on 12 August, posting: "I'm sorry. I should've risen above. Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever. Time will tell. Goodbye."

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Robin and Zelda Williams

She reportedly tweeted and then deleted a message after receiving the distressing pictures, asking other Twitter users to report the accounts who sent them.

“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.”

But Zelda has now returned to the site, posting the two words "thank you" with a link to a post on her Tumblr blog. The post featured a quote from actor Harvey Fierstein, her father's friend and his co-star in the film Mrs. Doubtfire.

The quote alluded to the online harassment, with the uplifting phrase "never allow yourself to be made a victim."

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Zelda linked to a post from 2012 with a quote from Fierstein

Fierstein played Frank, the makeup-artist brother of Robin Williams's character Daniel, in the 1993 film.

Frank assists with Daniel's transformation into Mrs Doubtfire, the British nanny who Daniel disguises himself as to get closer to his wife and children after they separate.

Zelda, 25, also left Instagram in August, by posting a message asking people not to over-analyse pictures of her father on account belonging to her family and 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’," she said.

"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."


Along with her brothers, Williams's other children Zac and Cody, Zelda paid a moving tribute to her father after his death.

Zelda said in a statement: “Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I've ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colourful and less full of laughter in his absence. We'll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again."