A boy named Keaton Jones has gone viral after his mom posted a video of him talking about being bullied on Facebook on Friday, December 9. The video was taken after his mom picked him up from school because he was too scared to go to lunch.
“They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,” the Tennessee middle school student says in the video while crying. “[They] put milk on me and put ham down my clothes, throw bread on me.”
Keaton continued: “Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It’s not okay.”
— ATTN: (@attn) December 10, 2017
The young boy then expresses that he feels for others who are bullied.
“I don’t like that they do it to me. And I, for sure, don’t like that they do it to other people, cause it’s not okay!” Keaton tells his mother. “People that are different don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault.”
Ryan Seacrest, Millie Bobby Brown, Chris Evans and more celebs have since spoken out about the video, sending Keaton their support. See their reactions and more below:
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 10, 2017
Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA next year? https://t.co/s1QwCQ3toi
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 10, 2017
We hear you #KeatonJones. I was bullied constantly growing up. And could never have put into words what you have. It does get better. And it gets better because of who are and what you know and how you share it with all of us. Thank you for your courage. https://t.co/P4cCQtkAnB
— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) December 9, 2017
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) December 10, 2017
I #StandwithKeaton. Keaton baby, just know you’re not alone. There are so many people who come out of bullying so much stronger and you will be one of them!! God bless you sweetheart. https://t.co/LdCAy2lDHu
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 11, 2017