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Keaton Jones And His Mom Talk About His Viral Video-
Keaton Jones, the middle school boy seen in a video describing his being bullied and asking why people do it, talked to “CBS This Morning” today.
Keaton said the video was his idea and happened because he heard someone was going to beat him up at lunch and he texted his mom asking what to do. The boy said he is being targeted by five classmates and isn’t going back to school until the holiday break is over.
Then mom Kimberly answered questions about the photo of her with a Confederate flag and also about one in a family photo on her daughter’s social media. The Tennessee native says it was not about racism at all and says she has actually been bullied and judged because she is not racist.
As far as Keaton’s school, they are addressing bullying on Monday with an assembly.
Source: CBS This Morning
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On Monday, Keaton Jones became a viral sensation when his mom posted a video of him crying in the car, his mom just picked him up from school and he was being bullied and they said he didn't have any friends and they poured milk in the lunchroom on him. He was so sweet and it broke your heart seeing him cry and talk about it. WELL his video went viral & stars like Justin Timerlake, Selena Gomez, Tim Tebow whose sudden rocket to fame is followed by the discovery on an unsavory background. Keaton’s mother, Kimberly Jones deleted her Facebook account that reportedly contained racist comments and photos with confederate flags.
Kimberly said in one unverified post made shortly after the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville (quote) “Dear butt hurt Americans. If you aren’t bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you breathe, STOP crying!” (The Wrap)
Therefore, GoFundMe froze the "Stand Up for Keaton" account. The outpouring of support and donations reached nearly 60-grand. For the moment, there’s no guarantee he’ll see any of that money. GoFundMe shut down a second page supposedly to help pay for Keaton’s Christmas gifts. It may have been a fraud. (TMZ)
Talk About It:
- Feels like Keaton is getting bullied a second time for something that is not his fault.
- Oddly, it appears Kimberly Jones cyber-bullied via her Facebook account.
- An 11-year-old boy’s tears are at the center of a tug-of-war battled on social media. Everybody is voicing an opinion, especially the celebrities who’ve supported Keaton.
- Keaton may need therapy from the Star Wars Kid, who 15 years ago was ridiculed after becoming a viral sensation.
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Plenty of characters have been killed off The Walking Dead, but the real-life father of the latest victim isn't happy about Sunday's twist ending.
William Riggs -- the father of Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl -- is blasting AMC for writing his teen son off the zombie show. In a since-deleted Facebook post, the elder Riggs writes, “Watching [Producer Scott] Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing. I never trusted Gimple or AMC but Chandler did. I know how much it hurt him. But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it all and appreciate all the love from fans all these years!”
Chandler admitted that leaving the show was not his decision but was “story related.” He told The Hollywood Reporter, “I was planning on going to college until I found out. I found out when I was doing rehearsals for episode six back in June. It was quite the shocker for me...and everyone because I don’t think anyone saw it coming."
But Carl isn't dead yet. He'll be in the next episode of The Walking Dead when it returns to AMC on February 25th.
Talk About It:
- Rick is probably angrier at his son's death than William.
- Chandler had a better run than most of the characters.
- At least now he can enjoy college life.