Mom of bullied boy who went viral ironically outed as a racist
After Keaton Jones' heartbreaking video touches the hearts, his mom's past posts come front and center
Keaton Jones went viral on Facebook with a tear-filled video in which he spoke openly about being bullied, but now, his mother is facing a reckoning for her own hateful tendencies.
The Tennessee middle schooler received massive support after the video went viral, so much so that people donated $55,000 to his family, and several big-name celebrities have reached out to Keaton to invite him to premieres and other events.
Meet Keaton Jones a very smart little boy who is being bullied at school. This video is heartbreaking!! I want to bring Keaton to Vegas and hang out at UFC Headquarters. If anyone knows how i can reach the family please let me know. Thank u everyone pic.twitter.com/BR8c4ldDFc
— Dana White (@danawhite) December 10, 2017
But before Keaton’s mother, Kimberly Jones, posted the video of her son in tears, she didn’t bother to clean up her own Facebook page, which shows her to be a Confederate flag-loving racist.
Some intrepid people on the internet looked a little deeper into her Facebook past and found posts railing against Black people and posts lauding the Confederate flag. At one point, she even posted the following:
“Dear butt hurt Americans, If you aren’t bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you can breathe, STOP crying! For the love, some folks clearly never picked a switch. And before y’all start talking to me about metaphorical, emotional, financial or historical blood & brokenness, Don’t. Join a group.”
This from a mother whose son went viral because of bullying.
MMA fighter Joe Schilling also posted on Instagram showing a conversation he had with someone claiming to be Kimberly Jones in which she said, “What happened to us whites sticking together and helping one of another against the predator?”
Jones has since closed her Facebook page and updated her privacy settings.
— TruthReigns (@TruthReigns0) December 11, 2017
Keaton Jones MOM is a next level racist who’s posted in many offensive and non remorseful comments towards black people, so how is she preaching about bullying when she herself is a bully ??? lmao people are funny pic.twitter.com/bTnF7BFDGr
— Queen Mel ?? (@BLVCKMATTERS) December 11, 2017
Dear Mrs. Kimberly Jones, I do not agree with this but we will not hold your son accountable for your actions. I pray you see the pure hearts and amazing love in POC since they have stopped to spread awareness for your son! God bless #BullyingisNotOkay #KeatonJones @Lakyn_Jones pic.twitter.com/qL6ar1pMwp
— Flower child ??? (@Top_notch_luv) December 11, 2017
the bullies who attacked her son. #KimberlyJones doesn’t think that black people have the right to our feelings. And some of the same black athletes that she would bash for kneeling, have come out in support of her son.
— Gold Standard Ship (@AwesomeBamon) December 11, 2017
I still sympathize with #KeatonJones being bullied because no child is born a racist but his mother Kimberly Jones needs to look herself in the mirror if she wants to combat hate. Hate is right in her household. pic.twitter.com/NQJSZdq0fm
— MusicMakesMe (@JenJen2182) December 11, 2017
LMAO. She is a racist, confederate flag waiving, Trump voting, NFL-protester-hating bigot, but…. please tag Snoop Dog, Cardi B, and Plies for her.
Kimberly Jones is despicable. https://t.co/k8wRFj8k9D
— Do I look like I was left off Bad and Boujee? (@OckyJ83) December 11, 2017