Mother of bullied boy Keaton Jones rejects racism allegations

Lynette Rowe
December 15, 2017

The GoFundMe page doesn't appear to be set up by Jones' mother, but a man named Joseph Lam. According to faculty, Keaton entered the school and rode his hoverboard through the hallways.

He said in the video, explaining that kids dumped milk over his hair and stuffed ham in his clothes: "People that are different don't need to be criticized about it". Because of the heartbreaking video, housands of people raised almost $60k via GoFundMe ... a few days after Keaton went viral, it was discovered by social media users that Keaton's family are racist confederates.

Keaton gained overnight internet celebrity after his mother, Kimberly Jones, posted a video of of him talking about his middle-school bullies on Facebook.

A GoFundMe account in support of the 11-year-old student was also removed. "It's pretty special", Fulmer tells Keaton Jones. Keaton was taken to the hospital with fractured bones and countless bruises. In an interview with "Good Morning America", Kimberly Jones responded to online accusations of racism by saying: "That's not who we are". "Please leave it alone". "You'll see a million flags like that". Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them?

She assured the CBS reporter that the photos did not have racist intent and said she's been bullied because she wasn't racist.

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Keaton Jones on Today

"You've touched a lot of hearts here and around the world, actually". I am genuinely, truly sorry.

Efforts to raise money for Keaton sparked by his heartfelt message on bullying have also turned scandalous.

In this society, parents are telling their kids all sorts of complicated things regarding bullying that most can't comprehend. That includes Evans, who said he still regards Keaton as a "hero" - along with another boy who had been bullied. On top of that, Snopes reports that an Instagram account that claimed to represent the Jones family also popped up, and was denounced as fake on Twitter by Lakyn.

The world's a rough place, and if you're not prepared for it, I think we can all say for a fact that it doesn't necessarily get better.

Victoria Beckham took to Instagram, sharing the clip and writing: "As someone who was bullied this hurts and makes me cry.Sending so much love to this courageous young man. She just wants me to share her GoFundMe account", Schilling said in his post on Instagram.

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