Bullied Teen Keaton Jones' GoFundMe Page Halted Amid Mom Kimberly Jones' Backlash

Adjust Comment Print

Conway's response is one of thousands, including several celebrities and athletes, who have expressed their support for Jones and condemned his bullies.

The photo, which is now raising questions about the Jones family being "bullies" themselves, shows Kimberly smiling ear-to-ear with a Confederate flag.

It's important that parents not only be aware of the bullying their children might be experiencing; it's important parents talk to their children about the bullying they purpetuate, either through actively engaging in it or sitting passively by and letting it happen to others.

"They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly", Tennessee middle schooler Keaton Jones says in a heartbreaking anti-bullying video uploaded to Facebook Friday. "I love each of you for what you are doing, but there is literally no way I can respond or even read all of the messages".

Keaton, who has gained the support of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and other prominent individuals, also says in one bullying incident he had milk poured on him and ham put down his shirt.

Keaton was going home early - not for the first time, Kimberly Jones said - because he was afraid to have lunch at school.

National Hockey League to consider Seattle expansion bid
The team wont move from North Carolina, commissioner Gary Bettman said. The Eastern Conference has one more team than the Western Conference.

His mother recorded video of him in the auto, telling her about the bullying he'd just gone through.

"They're just jealous because you're so smart & handsome", Mark Hamill, who plays Skywalker in the "Star Wars" movies, tweeted. Why do they enjoy taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?

Keaton Jones has started a universal conversation about bullying.

"Keaton didn't get to choose the family that raised & shaped him, you smug ghoul", tweeted Patton Oswalt after a Twitter follower asked him whether he would withdraw support after the allegations of racism. She just wants me to share her GoFundMe account.

In a message accompanying the video, Kimberly wrote, "My kids are by no stretch ideal, and at home, he's as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he's good at school. We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere". In some well-publicized cases in recent years, bullying has been so vicious that victims have killed themselves.

- Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans)Damn right! "He is fantastic. I hope those who bullied him get what's coming to them".

Comments