Keaton gets bullied: Real or Scam?
This is a confusing situation… Remember the very emotional video that went viral a few days ago concerning the 11-year old Keaton Jones, who gets bullied at school? The video caught the attention of many as it gained more than 22m views on Facebook in just a couple of days! Quite a number of celebrities caught on to the wave and made videos debunking the act. Notable of these were the efforts made by superstar, Justin Bieber, who told Keaton to direct message him on Instagram. He further put out a video totally discouraging the act and endorsing the anti-bullying campaign.
Well it turns out many eyebrows have been raised over the issue. Some people think it was a ploy to raise funds. This is as a result of a GoFundMe page that a stranger created.It raised $55,000 in just a few days. To some people, it doesn’t make sense because this money would in no way keep Keaton from being bullied.
However, the main issue was raised when it turned out that Keaton’s mother is allegedly racist. Out of nowhere, photos surfaced on Facebook in which Kimberly– Keaton’s mum, is seen smiling and holding the Confederate flag. There is also a photo showing Keaton himself holding a stars-and-stripes flag and a friend holding the Confederate flag.
Again, another post in which Kimberly Jones made comments on at NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who have protested racial inequality by kneeling during the singing of the US national anthem. People have since been tagging her as a “money-grabbing racist” making the entire plea for help seem like a scam!
Furthermore, claims have been made against the whole ” he was bullied because of his nose” story. Now, reports state something different.
Keaton was indeed bullied because he had repeatedly uttered racial comments against classmates. But this is something his sister refutes. Kimberly was on CBS News on Tuesday lamenting over how her son went from being a hero to an enemy in just a matter of a day!
The video has been taken off Kimberly’s Facebook because of all the pressure. To make matters worse, Keaton’s father has been dragged into the mess. Apparently, Shawn White-Keaton’s dad, is an abusive racist convict!
The neo-Nazi once attempted to kick down Kimberly’s door while Keaton – who was born with a tumour behind his face – was inside recovering from a five-hour operation. Several other harassment cases have been filed against him by the family including breaching a protective order Kimberly had filed. He is currently doing his 3-year jail time which apparently ends in March.
A cry for help which turned into a racist case against the mother has now become a complete case of family feud. Hmm… Let us know your comments on this issue too.