Not even two months after the release of Avengers: Endgame, 7-year old actress Lexi Rabe, who portrayed Tony Stark’s daughter in the film, has become the victim of bullying.
Lexi’s parents recently took to Instagram to appeal to fans and the general public to stop bullying the young actress. While the post doesn’t go into details about the bullying, we can assume that the family have been treated badly in public, possibly for not stopping to give autographs. They’ve also been attacked online with many leaving hateful and negative comments.
This is unacceptable. Any human with a beating heart should know that it’s never okay to bully a 7-year-old.
Worst of all, some of the hate seems to be coming from Marvel fans who are upset about the whitewashing of Ironheart, a character she may or may not end up playing in the franchise.
In the video below, Lexi Rabe pleads with fans to be patient with her and apologises for her behaviour, because she’s not always perfect. Rabe is sure to tug at your heartstrings with her iconic “I love you 3000” line.
Personally, I don’t think she owes anyone an apology.
This really needs to stop. Fandoms have really gone too far.
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I hate that we even have to post this. But yet again Lexi’s getting bullied. And this kind of thing makes it celebrities never want to leave the house never want to meet people. Please keep your opinions to yourself so Lexi can grow up in the free world. She’s a normal human being and she’s a child. We give her a talking and we give her timeouts but we don’t do that in public. Sometimes were rushing from place to place stressed like everyone else to get to set on time or work or whatever and we seem a little grumpy. I’m sorry if you see us this way but that’s life! If you ask us for an autograph we always almost say yes. If we happen to be having a bad day that might put us right on the right! We are not perfect! These perfect children are not being given the freedoms and the rights that they should. If your child is so scared to be themselves in public and mess up a little then you’re over parenting. We give our children plenty of rules and boundaries But then give them the freedoms to mess up and learn from their own mistakes. They would not be on set an on movies if they weren’t well behaved. Trust me they have no desire to hire kids like that! And there were plenty of children that productions can work with. So if you see us in public and think you have the right to judge. Wait. Number one until you have children of your own, and Number two realize that we’re not perfect and we’re not claiming to be! But just try to realize the different strokes for different folks what you do with your kids may work for you and what I do with my kids works well for me. My children love me and respect me even if they act out sometimes. Thank you! Jessica!