Actor Todd Bridges must’ve known he was playing with fire when he went in on the late Robin Williams just minutes after it was announced the comedian’s death was most likely from suicide, saying the funnyman pulled “a very selfish act” by killing himself.

49-year-old Bridges’ thinking is that since he’s had his trials and tribulations, and he’s had a grip of them, he could’ve committed suicide like Williams, but he chose to not go that route which is the easy way out as far as he’s concerned.

“You don’t think that my life has been hell and I’ve had so many ups and downs now. If I did that what am i showing my children that when it gets tough that’s the way out No you gotta buckle down ask God to help you. That’s when prayer really comes into effect.”

There was this thoughtful and insightful response to Bridges:

“There are so many common reactions to suicide, and this is one of them – “selfish”. Another is “it’s the cowards way out.” If you think it is an act of cowardice, try staring down the barrel of a twelve gauge for a while and see how brave you feel. Suicide is an expression of mental illness, period. It does not make sense. It is not the result of a rational thought process. It is simply the coping mechanism you use when all other coping mechanisms have failed. It is the death of the soul and the body. It is neither selfish or cowardly. The suicide victim no longer has the capacity to even realize the impact the action will have on loved ones. It’s not that he doesn’t care. He can’t care anymore. Let’s drop the old worn out preconceived notions of mental illness and recognize this for what it is.”

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18 thoughts on “Todd Bridges Slammed For Calling Robin Williams’ Suicide A ‘Very Selfish Act’

  1. michelle on said:

    I must agree with Todd Bridges that was a easy selfish way out. That’s what’s wrong with people today it’s all about SELF.

  2. LuminousLady on said:

    Oh my many think and believe in what Todd had to say so lighten up….he is entitled to his opinion and you guys are only reacting in this manner because its a celebrity…you wouldnt give a 2 cents fart if it was a plain Joe who committed suicide and he responded in the same way….So relax and cut it out! America encourages free speech for all! He may have been sick but their is always a way out that doesn”t result in suicide its a shame many dont exhaust them all.

  3. robin too was a dope fiend as LINDA so wants to point out todds demons think that was one thing they both had in common, just like everyone here on this forum has an opinion? so does todd and its ok he doesnt have to have the same one as you.(LINDA # 11) loved him in the birdcage and too wong foo! 🙂 RIP MR WILLIAMS

  4. Too many times, people want to come out give their view on issues when the truth they know nothing about the person’s situation. TB is speaking too soon. In truth, we do not know Mr. Robin Williams mind set. It can be many things. As more things based on FACTS come out, then maybe it will be ok to say something but NOT right now and certainly NOT now when no one really know NOTHING. It is still being investigated.

  5. seriously on said:

    Todd statement was just inappropriate and not the time…Robin was manic depression and well their are other fates in this world worse than death. However, Todd is not the person to point out someone else’s low point in their lives as he has had plenty…It seems people really do feel they can say anything to anyone these days…

  6. pac4me on said:

    What does selfish mean? It means you’re doing something solely for the benefit of yourself. I believe that RW probably was at the point of not thinking about any one except the pain HE was experiencing at that moment. All I can say is R.I.P. Mr Williams. As for Todd – who asked you & how dare you relate your selfish problems to his mental state of mind – smh

  7. carmen on said:

    To slam Todd Bridges for making a true statement is one’s own personal opinion. Therefore if you’ve never experienced it through a loved one, HUSH, it’s only a matter of one’s opinion to speculate that it’s not a “Selfish Act”.

  8. Why is TB being vilified for voicing his opinion? It may not be the same as everyone else’s but why is he not allowed to say what he feels just like us? RIP Mr. Williams. You will be missed.

  9. carmen on said:

    It is Selfish, “A Selfish Act”, but no one is really in their right mind when they commit suicide. Suicide is a demonic spirit “fighting their demons”. it’s not normal human behavior created by God Almighty.

  10. My Mom has always instructed her children to keep your mouth shut if U have nothing nice to say; treat pple how U expect 2 B treated. However, Y is it that WF say any N everything about BF, and it’s fine. No Backlash, as soon as BF say something about WF they are crucified?

  11. TB needs to shut his dope-fiend mouth!!!!

    Robin Williams had a history of suffering from depression which can make a person suicidal.

    If Todd didn’t have anything good to say about Robin Williams as a person or comedian-he should’ve stfu!!!!!!!

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