The site shares that photos from his Facebook page posted before his imprisonment allegedly show him wearing an "SS" shirt - which is a reference to the Nazi party. According to faculty, Keaton entered the school and rode his hoverboard through the hallways.
Distressed Keaton Jones, from Knoxville, Tennessee, was filmed by mum Kimberly as he cried over classmates pouring milk on him and putting ham down his shirt. Keaton says in the clip. Because of the heartbreaking video, housands of people raised almost $60k via GoFundMe ... a few days after Keaton went viral, it was discovered by social media users that Keaton's family are racist confederates.
Kimberly Jones did not respond to BuzzFeed's questions about the various social media accounts and GoFundMe pages, but went on Good Morning America Tuesday morning to deny that her family is racist. "I'm not gonna lie he deserved it" said Catherine Lennon, Keaton's teacher ...
"I did not tell him that I would rather have donations instead of the help from celebrities", Fox News reports Jones said in an Instagram direct message. "People criticize other people for the way they look and act; it's not their fault".
Victoria Beckham took to Instagram, sharing the clip and writing: "As someone who was bullied this hurts and makes me cry.Sending so much love to this courageous young man".
Kimberly Jones, Keaton's mom, thought she was being "funny" and "ironic" with her Confederate flag.
I know there was been some controversy surrounding the family and the video since then, but I still think it has started a worthwhile conversation.
"I feel like anybody who wants to take the time to ask anybody who I am or even troll through some other pictures, I mean, I feel like we're not racist", she said. A spokesperson for the website said they were holding the money until they could confirm the beneficiary.
The video and other posts are no longer visible on her Facebook page. And before y'all start talking to me about metaphorical, emotional, financial or historical blood and brokenness, Don't.
Kimberly Jones has apologised for posing with a Confederate flag. "You'll see a million flags like that".
This is true, but let's also be clear that there are rumblings that Keaton may have called students of color the n-words and perhaps that was behind his so-called bullying. "Please leave it alone", Lakyn tweeted.