Josie Cunningham Apologizes for Tweet About Robin Williams; ‘I’m Sorry’

Josie Cunningham has taken to Twitter to apologize for a tweet she sent out shortly after news of Robin Williams death broke.

The U.K. mother and celebrity said: “Just to reassure my fans 😉 I won’t have the same destiny as Robin Williams.” The tweet caused outrage.

“Literally so disgusted at this,” said one Twitter user.

“You are a disgusting scumbag,” said another.

“You are vile,” said another.

Cunningham later tweeted: “Bit shocked on how many people are wishing it was me over him?? Actually, I’m more baffled than shocked.”

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Now she has apologized.

“Just want to apologise for my Robin Williams tweet–The point I was trying to make was no amount of online abuse you aim at me will get me to a state that I would consider taking my own life,” she said.

“From the moment Robin Williams death was announced, people saw it as a fresh angle to send me abuse–so I reacted without thought. I never apologise – but for this I am sorry. My childhood is full of memories of his amazing films!”

She also followed up with a tweet that said “One last thing, to all the haters” that had a picture of Mrs. Doubtfire giving the middle finger.

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