Marvel Fans Need to Stop Bullying This Young ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Star
Why would an adult bully a 7-year-old girl? The situation makes no sense, but that’s what’s happening in the case of Lexi Rabe, who plays Morgan Stark, in the movie Avengers: Endgame. Full grown adults are going onto her Instagram and insulting the child actress and her parents. Keep reading to find out how the star, and her family, reacted to the online bullying.
Lexi Rabe is bullied on Instagram
Although she didn’t share the actual message, Rabe explained on her Instagram account that a fan had seen her and her family at a mall. Apparently, the fan didn’t approach the star, who was having a really busy day – getting ready for a big premiere. But the fan thought Rabe wasn’t acting appropriately and thought she should have been making time to talk to fans.
Rabe and her mother sat down with GMA to discuss the situation. “So somebody recognized me, and I was just like playing with my brother,” Rabe said, “and they said you need to train your girl how to [act in public]… You expect me to be a robot?” Rabe continued. “Because I’m not a robot, I’m not all fancy at all… I’m just a normal kid!”
The actress’s mother explained the situation from her perspective. “Online we got a message that she was acting out in public. Meanwhile we were trying to get stuff ready for a premiere we were going to, and we were tired and we were sick … I guess this woman was upset that she didn’t get to come up to us and talk to us, because we were tired and we weren’t in a great mood. If she would have come up to us, we would have said, ‘Hello.’ But she didn’t.” She finished by saying, “I don’t know why you need to get mad at us because we’re not available. You know we’re normal people, we have busy lives like everybody else.”
Lexi Rabe’s response to bullies
After the bullying incident, Rabe posted a video to Instagram asking that people not bully her anymore. The girl started the video by saying, “Hi, I’m Lexi Rabe, and I’m only 7 years old.” After a quick explanation, Rabe continued, “If I go anywhere and I’m acting a little silly or messed up or anything like that… I’m just 7 years old. Please don’t bully my family. Or me,” She then signed off by using a quote from the Avengers: Endgame movie. “Bye. Love you 3000,” she said. A reference to what her character tells her father, Tony Stark, in the movie.
Rabe appears to have support from the rest of the Avengers: Endgame cast, and fellow superheroes. Last week she attended the premiere of the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home, where she wore a beautiful red and blue tulle dress. Rabe even received special attention from the movie’s star, Tom Holland. He posed with the young actress, and took a few minutes to speak with her. Probably complimenting her absolutely stunning outfit.
Why is a 7-year-old seeing online comments?
Rabe never shared the original comment that sparked all the outrage. Because of this, it’s hard to say whether something was taken out of context, or if the comment was really as bad as her mother said. However, we can understand the desire to not give additional attention to an unsavory post. If the bullying really was as mean as they say it was, it’s a terrible shame that someone would feel the need to say that to a 7-year-old.
One thought that did get brought up with regards to the situation, why is Rabe’s mother sharing these bullying comments with her daughter? Since the girl is only 7, you’d think her mom would have control of her social media usage. it’s understandable that the actress should have an account, because of her budding career, but that doesn’t mean that she has to have unlimited access to every comment that is left for her. Unfortunately, you just can’t control what anyone else is going to say on the internet, but you can control what your child sees.
Hopefully, going forward, Rabe’s mother will use this as a reason to start shielding her daughter from some of the terrible things people say online. Also hopefully, whoever left the mean comments for Rabe has learned their lesson, and will stop bullying children. There’s really no excuse for being rude or mean to a child.