Keaton Jones’ heartbreaking message about bullying goes viral with big names showing support.

‘They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends’: Heartbreaking video of a boy pleading to be left alone by bullies is viewed 16MILLION times as celebrities offer him support

  • Keaton Jones shared experience as a victim of bullying in heartbreaking video 
  • He told his mother that bullies poured milk on him in the cafeteria at school  
  • His emotional plea for bullies to leave him and others alone has gotten attention of celebrities, including Millie Bobby Brown & Titans football star Delanie Walker
  • Keaton’s tear-jerking video has garnered more than 16M viewers on Facebook

A heartbreaking video of a young boy pleading to be left alone by bullies has gone viral and celebrities are offering him their support.

Keaton Jones, of Knoxville, Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones, a question that so many people would like the answer too.

‘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,’ Keaton asked his mother through tears. ‘It’s not okay,’ he said.




Keaton Jones was picked up early from school by his mother after being bullied

A heartbreaking video of Keaton Jones (pictured) pleading to be left alone by bullies goes viral as celebrities offer him their support

Keaton (center with his sisters), of Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones (left), a question that so many people would like the answer too: 'Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?'

Keaton (center with his sisters), of Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones (left), a question that so many people would like the answer too: ‘Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?’

His mother then asked: ‘What did they say to you?’

‘They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,’ Keaton answered as tears poured from his eyes.

‘What did they do to you at lunch?’ his mom asked.

Keaton replied: ‘Poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me.’

In the video, Keaton said it’s not just him, but others are bullied by kids at school.

‘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 told his mother.

‘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,’ Keaton concluded.

His tear-jerking video 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.




‘What did they do to you at lunch?’ his mom asked. Keaton replied: ‘Poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me’

In the video, Keaton said it's not just him, but others are bullied by kids at school. '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 told his mother. Keaton is pictured with his mom and two sisters 

In the video, Keaton said it’s not just him, but others are bullied by kids at school. ‘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 told his mother. Keaton is pictured with his mom and two sisters

His tear-jerking video captured the hearts of more than 16 million viewers on Facebook after it was posted by his mother. Keaton is pictured with his sisters 

His tear-jerking video captured the hearts of more than 16 million viewers on Facebook after it was posted by his mother. Keaton is pictured with his sisters





Keaton's mother (right) also pleaded with parents to 'talk to your kids' in an effort to shed light on how damaging bullying can be 

Keaton’s mother (right) 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. 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.

The video has garnered more than 330,000 shares on Facebook, even reaching the eyes and ears of several celebrities who have tweeted their support for young Keaton, including Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.

‘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 [sic]’ Brown tweeted.

Brown then tweeted at Keaton’s sister, Lakyn Jones. ‘Tell him to stay strong! Truly a great person… to all the bully’s: take not from Keaton.’

The video has garnered more than 330,000 shares on Facebook, even reaching the eyes and ears of several celebrities who have tweeted their support for young Keaton, including Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown  

The video has garnered more than 330,000 shares on Facebook, even reaching the eyes and ears of several celebrities who have tweeted their support for young Keaton, including Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown





Brown also told Keaton's sister, Lakyn Jones, that Keaton is 'truly a great person'

Brown also told Keaton’s sister, Lakyn Jones, that Keaton is ‘truly a great person’





UFC President Dana White tweeted about Keaton’s emotional video early Sunday morning.

‘Meet Keaton Jones a very smart little boy who is being bullied at school. This video is heartbreaking!! I want to bring Keaton to Vegas and hang out at UFC Headquarters. If anyone knows how i can reach the family please let me know. Thank u everyone,’ White wrote.

Tennessee Titans football star Delanie Walker offered Keaton tickets to an upcoming game, and even recorded a video of himself reading a poem just for Keaton.

Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Byrd said he’s going to go eat lunch with Keaton at school this coming week.

‘We going to the middle school next Tuesday show young Man some love we will also TWITTER LIVE some of it so everyone can show there love and support #vols #StopBullying,’ Byrd tweeted.

Actor Will Poulter, executive producer of The Vampire Diaries & The Originals, Julie Plec, Chris Brown, Cardi B, actress and activist Patricia Arquette, actor Patrick J Adams and actress Jaimie Alexander, all expressed their support Keaton.

Keaton is an inspiration to the more than 3.2 million students who fall victim to bullying each year.

His story echoes that of the 17 per cent of American students who report being bullied two to three times a month or more within a school semester.

Now that Keaton has your attention, stand up against bullying by visiting StopBullying.gov to learn more about what you can do.

And the support for Keaton kept pouring in with actor Will Poulter letting Keaton know that he is 'inspired' and 'things will get better'

And the support for Keaton kept pouring in with actor Will Poulter letting Keaton know that he is ‘inspired’ and ‘things will get better’





 

6 thoughts on “Keaton Jones’ heartbreaking message about bullying goes viral with big names showing support.

  1. Chuck Archie Reply

    Bullying is WRONG in any form but when it happens in a public school, where is the administration? where is the faculty? where are the other kids that stand up for those being bullied? I would hope his story rings out throughout the schools in Knoxville, throughout Tennessee and this entire nation. Nobody deserves to bullied but adults SHOULD be there for support and to step in and impose punishment to those that mistreat others no matter how mild or severe. STAND UP FOR KEATON!!!

  2. Erin Lance Reply

    You’ve got a friend in me Keaton jones!!! I admire your courage and your pure heart and soul ❤️ Obviously you’ve made a point that needed to be made, and it seems the world is hearing you and taking a stand!! And it’s because of who you are!! An amazing, sincere young man, with an adorable nose according to me!!! And I’m a Grandma so I know a cute nose when I see one ❤️ Looks like you’ve got a lot of new friends 👍❤️✌️

  3. Amanda rose Reply

    I cried watching this It breaks my heart that at this poor innocent child him like among others and the world have to go through stuff like this my own daughter not even two weeks ago seeing somebody Being bullied My daughter got involved and try to stop it unfortunately she did get hurt but she will tell you straight to your face I don’t care that I got hurt somebody had to protect him there were so many kids who are taking their own lives because of other kids actions and nobody’s doing anything about it when will the parents of the bullies be punished or stand up and take action for their responsibilities life is hard enough as it is. our Youth nowadays they don’t need this They need to be inspired to be better . They Need to be loved even stronger they need to be shown the right path in the fork in the road…. I spent most of my middle school and high school years protecting people from being bullied my sister my best friends people who couldn’t stand up for themselves I got kicked out of school a lot but I didn’t find it fair for people to pick on the less fortunate no matter what they wear or where they’re from and what type of house they live in what they look like I just hope things start to go better for you for everyone

  4. Barbara G Reply

    My goodness this brought me to tears. I know what it means to be bullied. I think he is amazing, brave, and a very handsome young man. It is not his fault. God made you in the perfect way that you are. Your compassion, empathy and love for others shows that you are an amazing person. Nobody deserves this. You have people all around the world that love you and think you are amazing.

  5. Christopher Nez Reply

    I was always being bullied when I was younger but, you are lucky that you didn’t have to deal with it in Boarding School like I did. I was treated different because my skin color I was lighter then the others boys who were in my dormitory. I was also called names everyday how ever the words do hurt but, use your feeling as a weapon to push yourself to make your life better. Remember your a little boy still growing up and you have not matured yet. All I can say is take good care of yourself and you are a very strong young man who is making a better life for himself. As to the guys who bullied me around I’ve seen some of them and a lot has changed. They are at a dead end job, drunks, drug addict, some are on welfare with more kids they can’t handle. See you are strong and don’t let anyone get to you. You will be a handsome man when you grow up. Just remember all the bullies and the people that called you names and you will see a big difference in your future. You take care of your family and you are an amazing person. Like I said put all the emotions and use that to your advantage to make your life better.

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