Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame
One of the most unforgettable moments in Avengers: Endgame is when Tony Stark tucks his young daughter, Morgan in bed after sharing late-night popsicles together. She says the now iconic line “love you 3000” to him as he leaves the room. Lexi Rabe, the seven-year-old actress who plays her is speaking out against online bullying, following her own experiences with Marvel fans.
Lexi Rabe and her mother Jessica have been subjected to being bashed on social media after a fan became upset that they were not given the opportunity to speak with her in a mall in Los Angeles. In an interview with Good Morning America, Lexi recalled being recognized while she was playing with her brother and the fans telling her mom to train her on how to act in public.
The Rabe family have since had to defend their actions, Jessica posting this message to fans about why the recent run-in with fans may have turned out in their anger. In her words:
She’s a normal human being and she’s a child. 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!
The message was posted in an Instagram post along with a video explanation from Lexi, on her parent operated account. Check it out:
It almost seems silly that they both need to reiterate that she’s seven-years-old and should not be bullied based on her behavior, but here they are. Some fans seem to have slammed her for not acting professional or giving them some of their time to talk, take photos or give autographs. But Avengers: Endgame star aside, she’s still a kid, who is learning how to navigate the world on top of her early acting success.
The actress also recently starred in Godzilla: King of the Monsters as a young Madison Russell, who Millie Bobby Brown plays in the film. It’s no surprise she’s getting attention for her debut Avengers role, as her part tugged on the heart strings of Marvel fans everywhere.
After a record-breaking box office run, Endgame is heading back to theaters on Friday, June 28 with additional footage in an effort to bump up the movie over the highest-grossing movie of all time, Avatar. The movie is currently a little under $40 million away from taking the top spot. Fans who attend the showings will receive a beautiful poster with Rabe’s line “love you 3000” on the bottom.