Jax addressed hate sent his way, in an open letter Garcelle shared on August 24.

“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,” the note read in-part. “I didn’t sign up for the show and I don’t have any involvement in its drama. I want to be just a regular kid.

And like many normal kids, he has an Instagram—one that “is not for publicity nor the public’s gaze,” Jax continued, “but to be seen by my peers as just another kid.” Jax told Jax that now that he has been subject to cruel comments and harassment, he will make the account public even though it is “really important” for him.

He added that “the constant support from everybody makes it much more bearable.” But, it was strange to see middle-aged women bombarding me with racist or crude remarks about my family. This is what I didn’t expect for my first week at high school. I appreciate all your positive feedback. Thank you so much. 

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