Celebrities have come together to rally behind Keaton Jones, a Tennessee kid that went viral sharing his story of being bullied. "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?" Jones, a student from Maynardville, asks in the video. "What's the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It's not okay."
He tells the camera that other kids make fun of his nose and his clothes and admits to having no friends. "It'll probably get better one day," he says.
The video was posted by the child's mother, Kimberly, who said that she had to pick him up from school again because he was "afraid to go to lunch." That post was taken down but can be seen below from actress Holly Robinson Peete's account:
As Billboard shares, other celebrities like Cardi B and Katy Perry were touched by the video and spoke out against bullying. ""I’m so Sad and angry like I’m OD hot. Please teach your kids not to be bullies. Teach them how to be tough but not too pick on others," said Cardi B. "This broke my [heart] today. Please be kind to one another," tweeted Katy Perry.
Following the outpouring of support, there have been allegations that the Jones family is racist. Several photos that appear to be from Kimberly Jones' account have surfaced that showcase the family members holding up the Confederate flag and asserting racism.
Many have been critical that Jones' mother is bullying people with these posts.
Others hope that the love the world has shown her son will help change the mother's perspectives.
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