"Keaton out here gettin a $100k bag from GoFundMe and his mom a racist and this lil boy who got bullied and is wise beyond his years ain't even get a dollar or a tweet from y'all", said Twitter user @Karimtbe, along with a video of a black boy who was bullied. "If I could take it back, I would", she said. He was bullied. And then for his mother on the top of his being given this kind of sympathy and notoriety, to embrace people who were the advocates of institutional state bullying.
Over 20 million people watched the video and musicians, actors, TV personalities and athletes have responded to Keaton's video on social media using the trending hashtag #StandWithKeaton to show their support for the middle school student.
Hagerty said her daughter has faced sexual harassment, such as "uncomfortable talk, moaning and unwanted touching", from peers. "If you are made fun of, just don't let it bother you". We all were moved by the video of a kid dealing with being bullied. "We do not and will not tolerate bullying and have a policy in place" that addresses it.
After the video became popular, many in the sports world chose to reach out to the young Jones and offer him the opportunity to come visit them. Keaton Jones, for what it's worth, has claimed that the video was his own idea.
He said he knows all too well about being bullied.
Social media is fueling questions about a fundraising effort for Keaton Jones and his family after a viral video concerning bullying. Benton Johnson, senior, Fresno High School, said. Support in the form of comforting messages flooded in for the student over the weekend.
Keaton was going home early - not for the first time, Jones said - because he was afraid to have lunch at school. "People criticize other people for the way they look and act; it's not their fault". Tellingly, she went on to propose that she had been victimized in the past: "I've said I've spent most of my life being bullied and judged because I wasn't racist", she told CBS's Mark Strassmann.
When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds about 57 percent of the time, according to StopBullying.gov.
"After all this came to light, the kids started picking and asking why she 'snitched, ' " Hagerty said.
"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?"
She said she will go as high up as she needs to find a solution. On Twitter, Keaton's sister Lakyn went on to say, "Those who know me and my family know we aren't racist". We have to be the voice for the voiceless.