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7-Year-Old 'Avengers' Star Fighting Back Against Cyberbullies

The 'Avengers' actress is using her star power to clap back against 'judgmental' bullies

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    'Avengers' Child Star Tells Bullies To Leave Her Alone

    "Avengers", assemble! Lexi Rabe is ready to use her own superhero powers to fight off trolls. The young Marvel actress confessed her recent struggle with bullies in a heartbreaking Instagram video and explained that she's just a kid and doesn't deserve criticism from haters. Find out how Lexi's mom is handling the situation and see the cute way the child star signed off her message. (Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019)

    The 7-year-old actress recently propelled to fame by her appearance in "Avengers: Endgame" is fighting back against cyberbullies.

    Lexi Rabe, who played Tony Stark’s daughter Morgan, says she "messes up sometimes" and sometimes acts "silly" because she is just a child.

    "Please don’t bully my family, or me," Rabe asked in a video posted on her official Instagram page, which is managed by her parents. The caption for the video references the stresses and pressures of a busy career in Hollywood.

    "I hate that we even have to post this. But yet again, Lexi’s getting bullied," Rabe’s mother, Jessica, wrote in the video caption. "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 we’re 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!" the caption read. 

    The video had hundreds of thousands of views within just a few days of being published.

     
     
     
     
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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!

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    "You just remember your parents love you and the people who really know you, love your goofy side, your brace side and even when you mess up,” one fan commented. "You’re such an incredibly talented and strong girl! Online bullies are just wasting their time trying to tear you down," another fan wrote.

    The video preceded a picture of Lexi’s "Avengers" father, Robert Downey Jr., with the caption, "Stay off our page if you’re a bully!"

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    "Thanks for all your support! If you see someone saying unkind things…Please report their account to @instagram. It takes a village!" the caption read.

    Rabe is also appearing in "Godzilla: King of the Monsters."