On December 8th, Kimberly Jones posted a video of her son, Keaton, crying and detailing his experiences being bullied at school. The video went viral, and celebrities from Chris Evans to Mark Hamill reacted with sympathy. Now, new details about the Keaton Jones video have emerged, and people are asking: is Kimberly Jones a racist?
After the Keaton Jones video went viral, people began looking into the family’s social media accounts. What turned up certainly seemed to taint the touching viral bullying video. A Facebook page allegedly belonging to Kimberly Jones appeared to criticize Americans who spoke negatively about the Confederate flag. The posts also criticized NFL star Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem.
People on social media were further outraged when a photo of Keaton and his siblings turned up on sister Lakyn’s Twitter feed. The photo shows Keaton and another young boy holding American and Confederate flags, respectively. After celebrity invitations and a GoFundMe page garnering almost $60,000, the Keaton Jones video had suddenly taken on an ugly side.
The photos and Facebook posts that have surfaced had people labeling Kimberly Jones a racist, however, it is inconclusive as to whether the account actually belongs to Kimberly. Since the backlash to the viral bullying video, Kimberly has set her social media pages to private. Further digging, however, has unearthed disturbing information regarding Keaton’s father Shawn White.
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