Addressing the attacks!
Garcelle Beauvais’ 14-year-old son Jax speaks out after being attacked by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills trolls.
For days, RHOBH trolls harassed Jax on his Instagram page, leaving him all sorts of nasty and vile comments.
The teenager begged for the harassment to stop, saying, “I’m a f–king 14-year-old; leave me alone, please.”
However, Jax’s pleas did little to stop the attacks, and they continued to get viler.
One troll commented: “You’d have your neck kneeled on if it weren’t for your white daddy. Tell your mom to leave Diana alone or you’ll deal with us.”
Jax shared the comment late Tuesday night with the note: “Too far at this point.”
RHOBH fans were horrified by the comment, which they saw as a threat.
On Wednesday, Jax released a statement via his mom’s Instagram Story.
The statement read:
Well, I’d like to start off by saying that I am still a kid and wish to not be viewed as a fully matured adult because I am not one. It is currently my first week of high school, and instead of enjoying it like most kids at my school, I have to deal with being attacked on social media. I did not sign up for this show, nor do I have anything to do with the show’s drama. I just want to be a normal kid. The purpose of my Instagram account is not for publicity nor the public’s gaze but to be seen by my peers as just another kid. I really wanted to avoid going private, but I just have to at this point. The constant support from everyone makes it much more tolerable. However, middle-aged women spamming me with racist and crude comments about my family is not what I expected for my first week of high school. Thank you for all the positive comments. It truly means a lot to me.
Hours later, Bravo released a statement condemning the attacks against Jax.
“WE ARE SHOCKED AND APPALLED AT THE SOCIAL COMMENTS DIRECTED AT GARCELLE’S SON. WE URGE OUR VIEWERS AND SOCIAL FOLLOWERS ALIKE TO REFRAIN FROM TARGETING OUR CAST AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH HARMFUL RHETORIC,” the statement read.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.