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The child actor who played Tony Stark's daughter in Avengers: Endgame is being bullied, an Instagram post has revealed, with a video showing the young star asking fans: "Please don't bully my family - or me."
You may remember seeing Tony Stark's daughter, Morgan, in the last Avengers film - largely because she was a character we were all slightly jealous of, simply because it doesn't get more badass than having Iron Man as your dad. And of course she gave us all the feels with her 'I love you 3,000' line.
But it seems life off-screen isn't quite so straightforward for the actor who plays her, seven-year-old Laxi Rabe.
Lexi's mum Jessica took to Instagram to announce that her daughter is 'getting bullied', despite the fact she's a 'normal human being' who gets in trouble with her parents and gets appropriately disciplined.
Jessica wrote: "I hate that we even have to post this. But yet again Lexi's getting bullied. And this kind of thing makes it [so] 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 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! 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 and 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, realise that we're not perfect and we're not claiming to be!
"But just try to realise 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!"
The post was accompanied by a videoed message from Lexi, who told the camera: "I mess up sometimes... If I go anywhere, and I'm acting a little silly or [messing] up or anything like that, I'm just seven years old."
Lexi explained that if she misbehaves she will always get a 'talking to' or a 'timeout'.
"Please don't bully my family - or me," the actor added.
She signed off the video by blowing a kiss to the camera and saying as a reference to her on-screen father: "Bye. Love you 3000!"