Report: 7-Year-Old Avengers: Endgame Actress Lexi Rabe Bullied For “Possible Whitewashing of Ironheart”
Jessica Rabe, actress Lexi Rabe’s mother, reports her daughter is being bullied. Lexi Rabe played the daughter of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, Morgan Stark, in Avengers: Endgame. She gave us the iconic phrase, “I love you 3000!”
Jessica Rabe posted to Lexi’s Instagram account and wrote, “Yet again Lexi’s getting bullied.” Rabe goes on to state, “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.”
Lexi also asked in the video, “Please don’t bully my family or me. Bye! Love you 3000!”
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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!
Following the initial post, Lexi’s mother would follow it up with a meme of Robert Downey Jr. that reads, “Protect a Child. Say No To Bullying! Stay Off Our Page If You’re A Bully!”
In the post Jessica writes, “THANKS for ALL your SUPPORT! If you see someone saying unkind things….PLEASE report their account to Instagram . It takes a village!”
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While Jessica doesn’t provide any specifics of the bullying she has received, she does allude to fans griping about not getting autographs or how Jessica is raising Lexi.
However, MovieWeb reports that Lexi Rabe has received harassment from Marvel Cinematic Universe fans because of the “whitewashing of Ironheart.”
They write, “Some MCU fans are angry with her for things that are out of her control (like the possible whitewashing of Ironheart), which doesn’t stop them from leaving offensive messages on her social media accounts.”
It’s unclear if there is any validity to this report as MovieWeb does not provide any examples.
There are a number of Twitter users who appear upset that Morgan Stark could take Riri Williams’ place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, they don’t appear to direct their comments towards Rabe.
y’all actually want morgan stark to take tony’s place instead of riri williams???? pic.twitter.com/6Z9sXqXhVy
— giana loves seb ️ 7 (@IR0NWID0WS) June 16, 2019
can yall shut the fuck up about morgan stark https://t.co/PjG4XbUv2D
— (@captstevebarnes) June 16, 2019
Not only are some people upset about Morgan Stark potentially replacing an as yet to be introduced Riri Williams in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but certain fans have expressed their concern about Ironheart being white washed in the recently released animated short Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron.
@Marvel_Rising why did you lighten Riri Williams. You’re a children show & you’re pushing colorist imagery onto little black girls. Riri’s comics image was perfectly fine. This is sickening. pic.twitter.com/BV3avGLSVx
— Shaymore (@shaymore4522) February 8, 2019
I see that they didn’t budget for an artist who could animate Riri Williams’ hair properly.
Cuz the other guess is that the artist made an assumption that she was white, but had to be re-colored in post-production. Then again, even her voice actress’s hair is kinky…. https://t.co/VM7RzgjwpL
— Maurice Pogue (@AbsoluteZero0K) February 8, 2019
Riri Williams has kinky/curly hair and full lips. It’s important. Why change that? https://t.co/IVF0OQl6UC
— Tuggie (@AntoinetteJr) February 8, 2019
What do you make of this report that Lexi Rabe is being bullied? Why do you think people are allegedly bullying her?