Frances Bean Cobain Offers Robin Williams’ Daughter Public Support
Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda has been forced to cope with the aftermath of her father’s death while fending off horrible attacks from social media trolls, prompting Frances Bean Cobain to offer a public show of support.
The NME reports that Cobain reached out via Twitter, writing to Williams, “You have such an incredibly beautiful soul. I love you but you already knew that. Whenever wherever u need me, I’ll be there.” That tweet has since been removed, perhaps due to Williams’ decision to quit social media following the abuse she was subjected to after her father’s death.
While Zelda Williams’ Twitter account remains online, her most recent tweet acts as a farewell to followers in which she says she’ll be deleting social media apps from her devices “for a good long time, maybe forever.” Her Instagram feed includes a message explaining her plans to unplug “for a bit while I heal and decide if I’ll be deleting it or not.”
Cobain is acutely aware of what Williams is going through right now, as she was less than two years old when her own father, Kurt Cobain, died in April 1994. The Williams family faces a long road to healing, but in the midst of such sad news, it’s heartening to see a show of simple compassion.