Bullied Kid’s Mom Now Going Viral After Being Exposed As A Racist
This whole story is getting more and more weird and crazy. We went from a feel-good story that went viral. That may not be a feel good? Which then added a racist mother to the mix.
If you haven’t seen the viral video this is what was shared on Facebook by the mom:
A Tennessee woman’s heartbreaking video of her tearful son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers.
Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post on Friday she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch.
According to Barstool:
Maybe this will change her views about people and she’ll raise her kids to be more accepting of others with differences. Or maybe she’ll cash out from her Go Fund Me.
Here is an IG post:
The post was shared and supported by TONS of people online. LIKE TONS! Here are just a few:
To pro athletes and teams.
This all escalated pretty quickly:
Jones became internet famous when his mother, Kimberly Jones, posted a heartbreaking video of him describing bullying and harassment by his classmates. But soon after, people on social media began circulating photos they said were posted to her Facebook page of people holding Confederate flags.
We can’t tell you if the pictures are real, because her Facebook page has been wiped of everything but one post, and she has not responded to messages seeking comment. Both “Keaton” and “Go Fund Me” were trending Monday because of a GoFundMe account created in the boy’s name had raised nearly $60,000. (Update: The campaign has been halted amid the racism accusations.)
JR Smith, as expected, reminds us that Keaton is a kid and isn’t responsible for the action of his parents.
Now the GoFundMe might also be canned:
The administrator of a GoFundMe drive that has collected nearly $60,000 for bullied child-turned-viral sensation Keaton Jones has halted the drive after Jones’ mother, Kimberly Jones, was accused of racism.
Joseph Lam, the 37-year-old New Jersey man who initiated the campaign, said he didn’t know the family, but wanted to make sense of the situation and make sure everyone had Keaton’s interests at heart.
He said he had heard from “a lot of people with concerns” about whether the mom was racist, but added: “I’m more concerned with the kid.”
And her profiles were deleted ?
Update: Dec. 11, 2017 6:13 p.m. EST:
It seems as though no one can verify the authenticity of the alleged Instagram account belonging to Kimberly Jones. The previous Instagram account below, has now been wiped of its profile photo, and a Wayback Machine search, showed that it once belonged to a teenager, who may be playing an Instagram hoax and selling verified Instagram accounts.
Update: Dec. 11, 2017 3:10 p.m. EST:
Apparently Kimberly Jones is now the owner of a verified Instagram account and Joe Schilling was communicating with an alleged fake profile: