There’s probably no actress who’s safe from fans’ harsh critiques and opinions and the judgment of a free world. And the little Marvel movie star Lexi Rabe is evidently facing some herself.
Lexi left us all wowed with her incredibly cute performance in Avengers: Endgame as Tony Stark’s daughter. And she left us all sobbing with “I love you three thousand.” (Ouch. My heart.) But some people have been cyber-bullying her, and the seven-year-old actress responded with this small video and a little plea from her mom on Instagram.
Lexi Rabe’s Plea
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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!
No specific instances of bullying were quoted, but it must’ve been pretty bad, and it’s not the first time. The caption read, “yet again Lexi’s getting bullied.” Her mom, Jessica also wrote, “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.”
In the video, the little actress said, “I mess up sometimes, so my mum and dad give me tonnes of talking to and time outs. Believe me. If I go anywhere and acting a little silly or messed up or anything like that, I’m just seven years old. Please don’t bully my family. Or me. Bye, love you 3000.”
She touched all our hearts with that one.
Her little post saw the internet rise in a tide of support. From the more spontaneous responses such as ‘people are garbage’ to the caring ‘sweet girl, this entire fandom will protect you,’ we saw a ton of fervour. Fans even got angry on her behalf, taking to social media to write, “Whoever is bullying her is facing all of us” and even went as far as to make her a little online ‘protection squad.’
i absolutely hate the fact that lexi rabe has to make a video on her instagram to tell people to stop bullying her.
this has gone way too far. please stop bullying lexi and her family. they did nothing wrong to be treated like this
— shelly is scared • cabin 7 (@tinylokii) June 22, 2019
— i put the pan in Panic! at the disco (@say_amen319) June 23, 2019
The cyber-bullies might want to think again with that.