Lexi Rabe won the hearts of Marvel fans when she played Morgan Stark in Avengers: Endgame, but just like with any big fandom, some less than stellar people have been bullying the child actress online. Just in, Rabe has released a video on her IG urging people not to bully her.
Check it out:
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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!
As it goes without saying, people shouldn’t be bullying a 7-year-old girl in the first place. The same happened with young Jake Lloyd after he starred as Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace, and he was bullied so hard he practically stopped working in Hollywood ever again.
For whatever reason people don’t like Morgan Stark as a character, whether they think she shouldn’t be Ironheart or that she wasn’t necessary for the film, it’s no reason to start harassing the actress in real life. Star Wars fans continuously have to deal with “Toxic fandom” especially after some people bullied Kelly Marie Tran off social media; now the MCU doesn’t need that same kind of mess.
Hopefully Rabe’s work on Endgame doesn’t turn her off to acting or lead to some kind of dysfunction in the future. It’s always tricky with these child actors as kids can sometime not handle the pressure of the spotlight. Fingers crossed Rabe manages to brush off all the haters and keep doing what she loves.
Catch Rabe’s Morgan Stark in the re-release of Avengers: Endgame which comes out June 28.