Celebs turn attention from Keaton Jones to bullied Black girl who hanged herself

Rihanna and T.I. turn attention to bullied Black girl who committed suicide

Black celebrities who initially took to social media to throw their support around Keaton Jones, the bullied middle school boy in Tennessee who national news, some seem to be somewhat walking back their support over claims his mother is racist.

The likes of Rihanna and T.I. have instead turned their attention to another story of bullying that involved 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis, who hanged herself after a fight she had with a bully was posted online.

“This is a Fu*king SHAME!!!! My msg is still the same no matter who it’s going out to. It’s simple… HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE!!!! Too bad that kids are just experiencing the BS life has to offer before their little minds can make sense of it all. My heart still goes out to each & every child who’s been victimized by cowards who bully them to make themselves feel better about their miserable lives. Stay strong guys!!! This too shall pass!!!!” wrote T.I. who had previously posted a heartfelt message of encouragement to Keaton Jones.

Ok… So it seems as though we were somewhat mislead by what we saw yesterday in regards to Keaton. Now while I still stand by initial standpoint whole heartedly,I also believe in the laws of karma & reciprocity. I’ve always heard “What make ya laugh’ll make ya cry.” I’m thinkin this is a true example of that. But I STILL support Lil dude… even IF he’s truly being given a taste of his own meds because when it’s all said & done… while his family is spewing hatred around him… he himself will be able to speak from experience how much LOVE was shown to him on the gram by the very ones he’s been taught to DISPISE!!! That’s how we unlearn racism. THAT DONT MEAN GO DONATE NO MONEY THO!!!! I’m completely against ALL THAT??‍♂️!!!!✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?

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After Keaton’s mother, Kimberly Jones, was exposed for her pro-Confederate political stances, the rapper took to Instagram to let fans know where he stands.

“So it seems as though we were somewhat mislead by what we saw yesterday in regards to Keaton,” he posted. “But I STILL support Lil dude… even IF he’s truly being given a taste of his own meds because when it’s all said & done… while his family is spewing hatred around him… he himself will be able to speak from experience how much LOVE was shown to him on the gram by the very ones he’s been taught to DISPISE!!! That’s how we unlearn racism. THAT DONT MEAN GO DONATE NO MONEY THO!!!! I’m completely against ALL THAT.”

Rihanna also appeared to delete her post supporting Keaton Jones in response to the all the drama. Instead the singer posted about little Ashawnty and 13-year-old Rosalie Avila, who also committed suicide after being bullied in school.

“Just heartbreaking!!!!! We’re losing our babies to bullying!!! Teach your kids love and equality. Teach them about the beauty in uniqueness and how to embrace others’ differences! I can’t imagine what the families of these 2 young girls are feeling right now! But my heart breaks for you!! #BulliesKill” Rihanna captioned.

The Keaton Jones story has gone viral, sparking various debates about bullying, parenting, racism and compassion. There’s a lesson in it for us all, particularly people like Kimberly Jones.