Avengers: Endgame's Lexi Rabe, 7, asks people to stop bullying her on Instagram
25 June 2019, 17:25 | Updated: 26 June 2019, 09:13
The mother of Lexi, who played Tony Stark's daughter Morgan in the film, shared a post on Instagram asking people not to bully Lexi or her family.
It's been a few months since Avengers: Endgame ruined our lives but for everything it took, it gave us so much more. The real scene stealer? 7-year-old Lexi Rabe who played Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper Potts' (Gwyneth Paltrow) daughter, Morgan. Between the 'I love you 3000' quote and the shared obsession with her father over cheeseburgers, Morgan soon became the fandom's favourite baby Avenger.
But despite her popularity within the fandom, it now unfortunately looks like people have been bullying the child both online and in public. In a video posted on her Instagram account - which is run by her mother Jessica, not her - Lexi has asked people to stop bullying her and her family.
While the post doesn't go into detail about the things that are happening, it sounds like Lexi and her family are facing issues while out in public when dealing with people looking for autographs or others commenting on the general behaviour of the 7-year-old. (She's literally a child, what are these people expecting?)
"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," reads the lengthy caption written by her mother. "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."
Read the full caption below and listen to Lexi's video message:
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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!
In the video, she says: "Hi, I'm Lexi Rabe and I'm only 7-years-old and I mess up sometimes. My mum and dad gave me tons of talking to and time outs. Believe me. If I go anywhere and I'm 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."
Following the post, fans flocked to her comment section to send their message of support and some even took to Twitter to assemble the fandom and the Morgan Stark protection squad.
Me running to beat up the assholes who have bullied Lexi Rabe on the internet. pic.twitter.com/eRWkEBSHzp— Alia Link | Saw Endgame x2 (@AliaLink101) June 22, 2019
lexi rabe is a child? what kind of disgusting person bullies an innocent child? LEXI RABE PROTECTION SQUAD WE RIDE AT DAWN.— 𝙘𝙝𝙡𝙤𝙚 (@uhhmarvel) June 22, 2019
i absolutely hate the fact that lexi rabe has to make a video on her instagram to tell people to stop bullying her.— 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐲 ४|| 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞 (@lokiiseb) June 22, 2019
this has gone way too far. please stop bullying lexi and her family. they did nothing wrong to be treated like this
someone: *bullies lexi rabe*— gab (@tellemthor) June 5, 2019
marvel stan: pic.twitter.com/QXh7MtmMs6
LEXI RABE IS GETTING BULLIED pic.twitter.com/n7kO7oHiOD— vął | 9 ⎊ biochain comm (@softerstark) June 5, 2019
Since appearing in Avengers: Endgame as Morgan Stark, Lexi can also be seen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters playing the role of a young Madison Russell (Millie Bobby Brown's character).
She's also been cast alongside Cole Sprouse and Alexandra Shipp in the upcoming Silk Road.