Zelda Williams is sharing her ideas on how her dad’s phrases are used on social media.
The Lifeless of Summer time actress, who’s the daughter of the late comic Robin Williams, took to Twitter on Feb. 16 to retweet a photo of her father alongside an inspirational quote — one which he by no means stated. She jokingly captioned the tweet with a quote of her personal, writing, “‘Everybody who tweets this are literally quoting another person. Pork rind. Hallways.’ – Abraham Lincoln, most likely.”
She adopted the tweet by sharing a number of different examples of how her dad is utilized in these sorts of inspiring memes, writing, “To the dudes in my mentions saying ‘he was getting used for example, not the one that stated the quote!’, good attempt, however I’ve seen this so typically, I’m fairly certain somebody’s Granny has it needlepointed on a pillow by now.”
Williams later tweeted, “I get that the ‘I take different individuals’s random memes and jokes from the web and submit them for retweets’ man isn’t definitely worth the battle. Hell, I’m a sarcastic nihilist, none of that is — however man, it actually does annoy me to see Dad repeatedly become a shitty yearbook quote.”
She acknowledged in a follow-up message that the scenario was a “distinctive, wholly rarefied and unrelatable expertise,” and that “only a few individuals on this earth know what it’s wish to see their liked one become different individuals’s ventriloquist dummies after they’re gone, and I do know most of them.”
“Nonetheless,” she concluded, “it’s annoying as hell.”
Williams beforehand spoke out about how her father’s fanbase interacts along with her on Twitter after a video of actor Jamie Costa performing as her father in a scene from a mock Robin Williams biopic went viral in October 2021. The scene featured Robin studying of the dying of his good pal, John Belushi.
“Guys, I’m solely saying this as a result of I don’t suppose it’ll cease till I acknowledge it … please, cease sending me the ‘check footage’. I’ve seen it,” she tweeted. “Jamie is SUPER gifted, this isn’t towards him, however y’all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one in every of his saddest days is bizarre.”
In August 2020, Williams shared a message about the way it was troublesome to see tributes to her father on the anniversary of her dying.
“As I’ve stated prior to now, whereas I’m continually touched by your entire boundless continued love for him, some days it could actually really feel a bit like being seen as a roadside memorial — a spot, not an individual — the place individuals drive previous and depart their sentiments to then go about their days comforted their love for him was witnessed,” she wrote on Twitter on the time. “However generally that leaves me emotionally buried underneath a pile of different’s reminiscences as an alternative of my very own. In spite of everything, even roses by the truckload nonetheless weigh a ton.”
That very same month, she additionally slammed Eric Trump, who posted a video of Robin joking about then-VP Joe Biden. Williams wrote, “Whereas we’re ‘reminiscing’ (to additional your political agenda), it is best to search for what he stated about your Dad. I did. Promise you, it’s far more ‘savage’. Mild reminder that the useless can’t vote, however the residing can.”