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Toronto Star Slammed For 'Insensitive' Robin Williams Tweet

08/12/2014 02:54 EDT | Updated 08/14/2014 10:00 EDT

The Toronto Star was heavily criticized on Twitter Tuesday after posting a tribute to Robin Williams that wasn't considered appropriate given the circumstances surrounding his death.

The following quote from the film "Jumanji" appeared on its Twitter account:

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It was soon hit with a series of comments from people who felt it was insensitive, especially amid online discussion about depression and mental health.

The newspaper eventually responded to readers individually.

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