Bullying video inspires support from celebrities
- Author: Steve Townsend Dec 12, 2017,
Dec 12, 2017, 18:02
Jones revealed that he was once again being bullied by his schoolmates.
"I did not tell him that I would rather have donations instead of the help from celebrities", Jones said in an Instagram direct message.
Keaton's mother, Kimberly Jones, recorded the video after picking him up from school because Keaton said he was too scared to go to lunch.
Jones also was criticized after MMA fighter Joe Schilling said that he offered to take Keaton to a show but was told by Jones that she just "wants money", a claim that Jones has since denied.
After posting the video was to Facebook and it subsequently exploded on Twitter, Keaton's mum, Kimberley, clarified that her son wanted to share his experience to raise awareness of the devastating effects bullying can have.
"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?" he says. In September, she spoke out against bullying at a luncheon at the USA mission to the United Nations, encouraging parents to "come together for the good of our children because through them, our future will be defined".
"What do they say to you?" the child is asked by his mother.
"I must repeat, this is my only "GoFundMe" account!". "I have no friends".
"We all know how it feels to want to belong", Jones said in her post, "but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere".
Delanie Walker, a tight end for the Tennessee Titans, offered Keaton and his family tickets to the team's New Year's Eve game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
'We going to the middle school next Tuesday show young Man some love we will also TWITTER LIVE some of it so everyone can show there love and support #vols #StopBullying, ' Byrd tweeted.
Chris Evans is one of a number of stars showing support. All victims of bullying should be so lucky. Those standing by the boy say regardless of his mother's actions, he doesn't deserve to be bullied.