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MMA Fighter Calls Viral Bullying Video A ‘Scam’

By now everyone has heard of Keaton Jones. And for those who are unaware, Keaton is a middle school student who went viral after his mother posted a video of him asking her why he was always being bullied. In the gut-wrenching clip, Keaton can be heard saying: ‘just out of curiosity why do they bully?’ Now, professional MMA fighter and kickboxing champion, Joe Schilling, has come forth to say that Keaton Jones’ mother is running a scam to get money.

It was because of the viral video that people all over the world, including celebrities and athletes, paid attention to young Keaton.

But in the day and age of social media, the internet detectives have uncovered a rather startling past.

In the video, Keaton could be seen teary eyed and asking his mother: ‘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.’

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The more than minute long video show Keaton retelling his day at school. He says that bullies call him ‘ugly’ and tell him he has no friends. They then proceed to pour milk on him and shove ‘ham down his clothes.’ In the footage, he said: ‘I don’t like that they do it to me. People that are different don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault.’

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As more and more people saw the video, they began to rally behind the young boy. Gal Gadot went on Twitter to write: ‘different is special, you’re beautiful Keaton, inside and out.’

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Chris Evans then invited Keaton to the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War and Hailee Steinfeld invited Keaton to the premiere of Pitch Perfect 3.

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