Celebrities from the worlds of TV, music and movies have all come out in support of a young Tennessee schoolboy, whose viral video about the bullying he received at school has swept the internet.
Keaton Jones has become worldwide news since a video clip of him pleading to be left alone by bullies has been shared hundreds of thousands of times online.
Keaton of Knoxville, Tennessee asked his mother Kimberly Jones, to record a video of him asking why bullies at school were bothering him. In the clip he explains through tears how the bullies at his school have targeted both him and other kids.
I would like for you to watch this video and leave a message of support for Keaton Jones. His mother recorded this video after she had to pick him up from school in Tennessee again because Keaton was too afraid to go lunch. Keaton says he is severely bullied because of how he looks.Keaton says students make fun of him, pour milk and other food on him at lunch. Now several celebrities are reaching out to Keaton to offer their messages of support!
Posted by Corey Lazar WINK News on Monday, 11 December 2017
Bullies make fun of him because of his nose, he says, call him ugly and have even poured milk on him.
But soon people were touched by the injustice of the young boys’ story and celebrities were having none of it.
Now A list stars including the likes of Chris Evans, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo, and Katy Perry have all shown their support and have even offered to meet Keaton in person.
He’s even been offered dates and trips to movie premieres!
It all started when Keaton Jones was picked up early from school by his mother after being bullied in the lunchroom. He told his mother to film him, and that he wanted to a video to promote awareness of bullying, and to encourage others who have been bullied to stay strong.
The video itself really tugs on the heartstrings, as a clearly upset Keaton maturely explains the situation.
In the clip, Keaton tell his mother: “Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? 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.”
His mother behind the camera asks: “What did they say to you?”
Keaton answers: “They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends.” “What did they do to you at lunch?” his mom continues, and Keaton replies: “Poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me.”
“I don’t like that they do it to me and I for sure don’t like that they do it to other people because it’s not okay,” he says, “People that are different, don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of just don’t let it bother you. Stay strong I guess. It’s hard. But it’ll probably get better one day”.
People were amazed at the bravery of the video, and that Keaton was just as concerned with other kids on the receiving end of bullying as with himself.
He captured the hearts of more than 16 million viewers on Facebook after it was posted by his mother.
“For the record, Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had he me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch,” his mother Kimberly wrote.
But celebrities quickly came out the support the young boy, all offering support and kind gestures. Chris Evans, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld, Katy Perry and Mark Ruffalo all wished him well and pledged to stand with Keaton.
Both Evans And Ruffalo offered Keaton and his mother to be guests the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in Los Angeles next year. Captain America and the Incredible Hulk are two people you would definitely like to have on your side!
Hailee Steinfeld even asked Keaton to be her date to the Pitch Perfect 3 premiere on Tuesday.
Music star Justin Bieber wrote to Keaton on Instagram, saying: “You got a friend in me Lil bro! Hit me on dm and we can chat!!! Love you buddy!!”
Keaton’s mother also pleaded with parents to ‘talk to your kids’ in an effort to shed light on how damaging bullying can be.
“My kids are by no stretch perfect, & at home, he’s as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he’s good at school.” Kimberly Jones wrote of Keaton, “Talk to your kids. I’ve even had friends of mine tell me their kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people. We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere” she wrote.
But now that the video has gone viral, even more celebrities sent kind wishes and messages of support to Keaton.
Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill encouraged Keaton to not be discouraged by bullies, and Sean Hannity invited him and his parents to New York City to visit Fox News.
TV personality Dr. Phil was tweeted his encouragement and support to Keaton, offering to walk the halls of his school with him and to sit down and eat lunch, saying that bullies are cowards.
Even the President’s son Donald Trump Jr. has weighed in to offer his support to Keaton’s situation.
This was after UFC chief Dana White told Keaton that he would be welcome to visit the organization’s headquarters in Las Vegas, to which Trump Jr. offered Keaton and his family a place to stay if they accepted that offer.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown also tweeted the schoolboy: “Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend ( but srsly) ur freakin awesome” said Number 11!
The video has gotten more than 330,000 shares on Facebook, and shows no signs of stopping at any time soon. Pledge your support and make sure bullying is a thing of the past.
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