Did Keaton Jones’ Mom Con Celebs into Rallying Behind Her Bullied Son?

· Updated on May 28, 2018

The internet can be a tricky place. One minute, you have Donald Trump calling Kim Jong Un “short and fat” while Trump’s supporters call anyone who demonstrates logic and a conscious a “snowflake.” The next minute, they come together to stick up for a child who needs to know they’re not alone.

This time, the child in question Keaton Jones, whose mother Kimberly recently posted a video of Keaton’s tearful confession of being bullied.

In the short time it’s been online, the video has gone viral, and the Twitter-sphere has come together to show their support for the child. Many have admitted to being the subject of bullying themselves in the past, even reigniting the #ItGetsBetter hashtag, originated by Dan Savage and husband, Terry Miller in 2010. The likes of Cardi B, Gal Gadot, Chris Evans, and Millie Bobby Brown are just a few to show their support.

It might not be the most surprising group of famous people to offer some supportive words to a young man dealing with bullies. But some might not expect to see these messages from the likes of a Trump kid and some of the MAGA crowd. Donald Trump Jr. and Joy Villa (who you probably only remember for wearing that tacky MAGA dress on a red carpet) were a few of the Trump supporters to jump on this bandwagon, contrary to their leader’s middle-school-bully-grown-up personality that all too frequently makes a Twitter appearance and encourages his followers to behave in the same way.

If that’s not enough confusion to add to the story, it appears there may be more to Keaton’s family than meets the eye. Some Facebook sleuths have recently uncovered some incriminating photos of the Jones family. Before having a chance to make her account private, Kimberly Jones’ Facebook history offered a history of racist images and statements, including a photo of her kids holding up a Confederate flag. According toThe Root, one post even referred to Keaton calling his classmates by racial slurs, which may explain any issue his peers take with him.

What’s worse, it appears Mrs. Jones had someone set up aGoFundMe in order to cash in on her son’s moment. After MMA fighter, Joe Schilling reached out to offer Keaton a trip to see him fight, Schilling took to Instagram to share an exchange he had with Kimberly Jones in which she asked for a GoFundMe donation and asked, “What happened to us whites sticking together and helping one of another against the predator?” Schilling also posted a video of his reaction to the ordeal.

Whether or not Keaton was the bully or the bullied, the issue remains with parenting. As long as parents teach their kids it’s ok to bully others, whether it’s their nose or the color of their skin, there will be more MAGA followers and opportunists playing victim for their own gain.

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