A young boy who spoke emotionally about being bullied on camera has received an out-pour of support from celebrities.
Kimberly Jones had picked up her son Keaton from school after he told her he was too afraid to go to lunch because of bullies.
In a video posted to Twitter, Keaton tearfully explains what it’s like to be bullied everyday and asks why people bully.
‘What’s the point of it’
“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” Keaton says. “What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK.
“They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly – they say I have no friends.
“People that are different don’t need to be criticised about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you.”
Wave of support
Snoop Dogg said on Instagram that Keaton “has a friend for life” and that “love is the only way to beat hate.”
In an Instagram video Justin Bieber praised Keaton for having “sympathy and compassion for other people when he’s going through it himself.”
Actor Chris Evans invited Keaton to the Avengers premiere: “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?”
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://twitter.com/everything_tn/status/939599024994373637 …
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Keaton’s future education – it has since raised more than $46,925.