A lot of big names came to the defence of young Keaton Jones after his mother shared a video of him describing what bullies to do him at school. Keaton is seen balling his eyes out saying “if you are made fun don’t let it bother you and stay strong, I guess.”
Cardi B shared a photo from the video to her Instagram saying, “Like how you pick on somebody who can’t defend them self? THATS NOT GANGSTA !” while Captain America actor, Chris Evans, invited Keaton to the Avengers: Infinity War premiere.
The story surrounding Keaton is still going strong, but not for the right reasons. Since the video has gone viral, attention has been drawn to his mother, Kimberly, who apparently is a bully herself where a Facebook post from August 25th (two weeks after the neo-nazi rally in Charlottesville) sees her telling “butt hurt Americans” to “STOP crying!”
Her Facebook page even has photos of her holding up the Confederate flag with Keaton seen in them as well, via TMZ.
The revelation of these photos leaves many questioning if Keaton deserves the sympathy from the viral video while others, such as Twitter user @EvanKeaveney, says: “Seeing a lot of heat regarding #keatonjones and his family. Scam or not, the video should be a reminder that bullying is not cool in any way.” Apparently, since the attention was brought to Keaton, Kimberly received $50,000 in donations on her PayPal account. What the money is for has yet to be revealed, but from her social media activities, one can only assume.
Check out more reactions below. What do you guys think?
Bullying is a serious issue. It is absolutely disgusting that this woman would take advantage of such a situation. She’s a disgusting racist trash ass human being. #KeatonJones
— sarah (@aomgwife) December 11, 2017
#KeatonJones I wont buy into this boy bs. If you go around calling black kids the Nword and your mother display the rebel flag because”she is proud of her heritage” expect to get bullied. but of course u get 58,000 and celebrity sympathy. why does he need a gofund me page?#scam
— vc (@vcme99) December 11, 2017
No one deserves to be bullied but people need to do their research and find out more about a story before jumping on board. #KeatonJones
— Stephanne (@stephtwumasi) December 11, 2017
real sad thing about this situation is that little boy is going to be bullied 10x worst now because of all of this! because of his bitch mother! racist piece of shit! trying to use her sons pain for money! #KeatonJones
— Brandi (@queenB5k) December 11, 2017
#KeatonJones I don’t feel bad knowing his mom is a Confederate dipshit. There are actual families that need help. His mom disgusts me.
— Jason Rauch (@DVDarthRauch) December 11, 2017
Was heartbroken for #KeatonJones when I saw the video… have been bullied myself through school for 5 years stories like this hit me so much… but to find out what his mother has done, and posting that video just for money! Angers me so much! I hope to god you don’t know how
— Cara Jade Sandy (@Angel_blue_158) December 11, 2017