On Wednesday, Garcelle, shared a statement from her son Jax, 14, on her Instagram Stories which condemned the trolls coming after him. In the post, he wrote, “Well I’d like to start off by saying 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.”
Jax, who had to set his IG page to private because of the racist comments, went on to add that he just wants to be a normal kid. “I did not sign up for this show, nor do I want anything to do with the drama.” He also explained that the purpose of his Instagram account is not for publicity but instead for his friends and schoolmates. “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.”
Garcelle’s son went on to call out the trolls directly for coming after him and his family during a crucial time in his childhood. Jax continued, “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.” He finished his statement by thanking everyone who supported him. “Thank you for all the positive comments. It truly means a lot to me,” he concluded. Garcelle Beauvais shares Jax and his twin brother, Jaid, with ex, Michael Nilon. Bravo also came out with a statement after fans pushed the network to say something.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the team at Bravo said, “We urge our viewers and social followers to refrain from targeting our cast and their families with harmful rhetoric.” Garcelle Beauvais also thanked all the fans that have been supporting them on social media in a tweet. “I just want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone that has been supportive of Jax and me it means the world.”
Some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans felt it took the network too long to respond when a minor was involved. One viewer tweeted, “I do think it took them too long to respond. And I’m older and not easily offended.. but they r aware of sm & should have responded earlier with a kid involved.”