A 7-year-old “Avengers: Endgame” star pleaded with fans over social media to not bully her or her family.
Lexi Rabe, who played Iron Man’s daughter, and her mother, are asking people over Instagram to not bully them.
In a video posted on June 21, Lexi talks about how when she’s in public with her family she sometimes acts silly because she’s seven years old, and sometimes she gets disciplined for it.
“I mess up sometimes so my mom and dad give me tons of talking to’s and time outs—believe me,” Rabe says in the video. “And if I go anywhere and I’m acting a little silly or messed up or anything like that um…I’m just seven years old.”
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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!
The following day on June 22, Lexi posted a photo of the actor who plays her father, Robert Downey Jr., holding up his palm as if to say “stop.”
It could also symbolize an Iron Man repulser blast. The text on the photo reads “Protect a Child,” “Say No to Bullying,” and “Stay Off Our Page If You’re a Bully!”
Lexi’s mother Jessica Rabe told Good Morning America the Instagram post was in response to a fan who she said bashed Lexi on social media after she saw Lexi behaving poorly while with her family at a mall in Los Angeles.
Jessica said the fan was mad that she didn’t get to speak to Lexi.
“I don’t know why you need to get mad at us because we’re not available. We’re normal people. We have busy lives like everybody else,” she told Good Morning America in a June 26 interview.
“People pick on famous people and they don’t think that they’re real people,” Jessica said.
Lexi is responsible for making famous the line “I love you 3,000,” which she says to Tony Stark, Downey Jr.’s character, as he puts her to bed. The phrase sparked speculation among movie watchers as to its deeper meaning.
Downey Jr. clarified the speculation, and revealed that its something his real-life child says to him, with no deeper meaning, Elite Daily reported.
Rabe also appears in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”
“Avengers: Endgame” is will be re-released in theaters on June 28. Some movie watchers will have a chance to receive an Avengers poster with a play on Lexi’s signature phrase, along with a picture of the Power Gauntlet, CNET reported.
The re-release is meant to get box office sales over James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Other extras include an unfinished scene, an introduction from director Anthony Russo, and a teaser for Marvel’s next movie, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” according to CNET.
There will also be a tribute which is rumored to be for Marvel legend Stan Lee, who passed away in 2018.