Boy's Devastating Anti-Bullying Video Goes Viral With Celebrities Offering Support

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

Prioritizing her children first, she continues that she is "humbled by the voice" her son has been given, but that he's "still just a little boy". Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? They ask why he has no friends.

'They make fun of my nose.

"If you aren't bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you can breathe, STOP crying!" she allegedly wrote. Threw bread at me'.

Keaton, a sixth-grader at Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville in Union County, sparked a national conversation about bullying after a video of him went viral over the weekend.

"People that are different don't need to be criticised about it". It's not their fault. He made the video about more than just him. "Stay strong, I guess". "It's hard. It will probably get better one day".

The reaction to the video was instantaneous - after Jones posted the video to Facebook on Friday, it was shared over 369,000 times by Sunday night, and seen by nearly 20 million people.

Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo, Katy Perry, LeBron James, and numerous other celebrities offered words of encouragement to Keaton.

A Tennessee boy who was bullied has generated a huge outpouring of support from celebrities (video below).

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"We've talked to him in the past about bullying".

Country music star Kelsea Ballerini promised Keaton to visit him in the lunchroom when she visits her hometown of Knoxville.

In the world of news, Jones was met with praise from Fox News host Sean Hannity. That's why they want the school system to step up and change how kids interact with one another. "We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere". Bullies are straight up wack, corny, cowards, chumps, etc, etc!

White's suggestion was matched by Trump Jr., who offered to put Jones and his family up in a Trump property in Las Vegas. Why do people do this? I think this is interesting because it shows how much of a problem it is. I wanna be your friend ( but srsly) ur freakin awesome [sic]' Brown tweeted. Truly a great person... to all the bully's: take not from Keaton'.

Keaton's sister said in a tweet on Sunday that her brother is "doing good and loving the awareness" surrounding the video. This video is heartbreaking!

"I knew it could be great and I knew it could be terrible, and it has been", she said.

"As many of you know I paused the donations as well as the comments". Keaton said. "What's the point of it?"

- Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans)Damn right! All victims of bullying should be so lucky. "He is wonderful. I hope those who bullied him get what's coming to them".

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