Chris Evans, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and countless other celebrities come out in support of Tennessee boy after his mother shares heartbreaking video of him pleading to be left alone by bullies
- Celebrities have come in an outpouring of support for Tennessee boy Keaton Jones after he shared experience as a victim of bullying in heartbreaking video¬†
- He told his mother that bullies poured milk on him in the cafeteria at school ¬†
- His emotional plea for bullies to leave him alone has gotten the attention of celebrities Chris Evans, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Mark Ruffalo
- Evans, Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld all invited Keaton to movie premieres ¬†
- Donald Trump Jr also offered his support for Keaton online as support swelled¬†
- Keaton's tearjerking video has garnered more than 16m viewers on Facebook
Several celebrities have come out in support of a young Tennessee boy pleading to be left alone by bullies.
Keaton Jones, of Knoxville, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones, to record a video of him asking why bullies at school were bothering him.
In the clip he explains through tears that bullies make fun of him because of his nose, call him ugly and have even poured milk on him.¬†
Celebrities among the likes of Chris Evans, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo,and Katy Perry have all shown their support and have even offered to take Keaton on trips and to premieres.
A heartbreaking video of Keaton Jones (pictured) pleading to be left alone by bullies goes viral as celebrities offer him their support
Keaton (center with his sisters), of Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones (left), a question that so many people would like the answer too: 'Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?'
In the clip, Keaton tell his mother: '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.'
His mother then asked: 'What did they say to you?'¬†
'They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,' Keaton answered as tears poured from his eyes.
'What did they do to you at lunch?' his mom asked.¬†
Keaton replied: 'Poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me.'
In the video, Keaton said it's not just him, but others are bullied by kids at school.¬†
'I don't like that they do it to me and I for sure don't like that they do it to other people because it's not okay,' he told his mother.¬†
'People that are different, don't need to be criticized about it. It's not their fault. If you are made fun of just don't let it bother you. Stay strong I guess. It's hard.¬†
'But it'll probably get better one day,' Keaton concluded.¬†
His tearjerking video captured the hearts of more than 16 million viewers on Facebook after it was posted by his mother.¬†
'For the record, Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had he me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch,' his mother Kimberly wrote.¬†
Several celebrities including Chris Evans, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Cardi B, Hailee Steinfeld and Mark Ruffalo all expressed their well wishes and pledged to stand with Keaton. Evans, Ruffalo and Steinfeld all invited him to move premieres
Celebrities quickly came out the support the young boy, all offering their support and kind gestures.
Chris Evans, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld and Mark Ruffalo all expressed their well wishes and pledged to stand with Keaton.
Both Evans And Ruffaloo ffered Keaton and his mother to be guests the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in Los Angeles next year.
And Steinfeld asked Keaton to be her date to the Pitch Perfect 3 premiere on Tuesday.¬†
Justin Bieber reached out to Keaton on Instagram: 'You got a friend in me Lil bro! Hit me on dm and we can chat!!! Love you buddy!!'
'What did they do to you at lunch?' his mom asked. Keaton replied: 'Poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me'
In the video, Keaton said it's not just him, but others are bullied by kids at school.¬†'I don't like that they do it to me and I for sure don't like that they do it to other people because it's not okay,' he told his mother. Keaton is pictured with his mom and two sisters¬†
His tear-jerking video captured the hearts of more than 16 million viewers on Facebook after it was posted by his mother. Keaton is pictured with his sisters¬†
Keaton's mother (right) also pleaded with parents to 'talk to your kids' in an effort to shed light on how damaging bullying can be¬†
After the video went viral, even more celebrities sent kind wishes and messages of support to Keaton.
Mark Hamill encouraged Keaton to not be discouraged by bullies but that they were just jealous because 'you're so smart and handsome'.
Country music star Kelsea Ballerini promised Keaton to visit him in the lunchroom when she visits her hometown of Knoxville.
Fox News host Sean Hannity took things a step further and asked if anybody could help put him in contact with Keaton or his parents.
¬†'I will gladly fly them to NYC to be my guests & visit Fox News,' he wrote.¬†
Several celebrities sent good thoughts to Keaton, with some like Sean Hannity inviting him and his parents to New York City to visit Fox News
'My kids are by no stretch perfect, & at home, he's as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he's good at school. Talk to your kids. I've even had friends of mine tell me their kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people.
'We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere,' she wrote.¬†
Dr. Phil was moved to tweet out his encouragement and support to Keaton, offering to walk the halls of his school with him and to sit down and eat lunch.¬†
He reminded Keaton to remember that bullies are cowards.
Donald Trump Jr. also weighed in to offer his support after UFC chief Dana White told Keaton that he would be welcome to visit the organizations headquarters in Las Vegas.¬†
Trump Jr. offered Keaton and his family a place to stay if they accepted White's offer.¬†
The video has garnered more than 330,000 shares on Facebook, even reaching the eyes and ears of several celebrities who have tweeted their support for young Keaton, including Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.¬†¬†
'Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend ( but srsly) ur freakin awesome [sic]' Brown tweeted.¬†
Brown then tweeted at Keaton's sister, Lakyn Jones. 'Tell him to stay strong! Truly a great person... to all the bully's: take not from Keaton.'
Words of support: Dr. Phil strong encouragement to Keaton and told his sister that not only does he stand with Keaton but he wants to sit down and eat lunch with him at school
Double down: Donald Trump Jr. lent his support to Keaton after UFC chief Dana White invited him to see their headquarters in Las Vegas. Trump Jr. offered them a place to stay in Las Vegas should they need it¬†
The video has garnered more than 330,000 shares on Facebook, even reaching the eyes and ears of several celebrities who have tweeted their support for young Keaton, including Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown ¬†
Brown also told Keaton's sister, Lakyn Jones, that Keaton is 'truly a great person'
UFC President Dana White tweeted about Keaton's emotional video early Sunday morning.
'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,' White wrote. ¬†
Tennessee Titans football star Delanie Walker offered Keaton tickets to an upcoming game, and even recorded a video of himself reading a poem just for Keaton.¬†
Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Byrd said he‚Äôs going to go eat lunch with Keaton at school this coming week.
'We going to the middle school next Tuesday show young Man some love we will also TWITTER LIVE some of it so everyone can show there love and support #vols #StopBullying,' Byrd tweeted.¬†
Actor Will Poulter, executive producer of The Vampire Diaries & The Originals, Julie Plec, Chris Brown, Cardi B, actress and activist Patricia Arquette, actor Patrick J Adams and actress Jaimie Alexander, all expressed their support Keaton.¬†
Keaton is an inspiration to the more than 3.2 million students who fall victim to bullying each year.¬†
His story echoes that of the 17 per cent of American students who report¬†being bullied two to three times a month or more within a school semester.¬†
Now that Keaton has your attention, stand up against bullying by visiting StopBullying.gov¬†to learn more about what you can do.¬†
And the support for Keaton kept pouring in with actor Will Poulter letting Keaton know that he is 'inspired' and 'things will get better'
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