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Keaton’s Hillbilly Parents Pull Off Greatest Scam of 2017 and Celebs Fell For It
White tears flooded social media after the recent video of Keaton Jones sharing his recent bullying experience with his mother. The video has now garnered 5 million views over the weekend. Seeing a child relive his bully experience is a tear jerker for many, but as the video picked up views, it also posed a lot of questions for some.
Several celebrities such as Justin Beiber, Katy Perry & Chris Evans have shared the video on their social media platforms supporting the message. Some other celebrities have reached out to offer help and even a GoFundMe was created for Keaton Jones that raised almost $60,000 until GoFundMe put the account on hold.
When asked whose idea was it to record the video, Keaton Jones told ABC News that it was originally his idea. Honestly, I don’t see a middle school aged boy asking someone to record a video of them crying in the middle of them crying. I just don’t see it.
After the video went viral over the weekend, a family photo on his mother Kimberly Jones’ Facebook page Kimberly Jones surfaced of her and her family standing next to a confederate flag.
“I feel like anybody who wants to take the time to ask anybody who I am or even troll through some other pictures, I mean I feel like we’re not racist,” she said. She added: “It was meant to be ironic and funny … I am genuinely truly sorry. If I could take it back, I would.” ABC News
Kimberly your Facebook posts have shown us the real you. You have photos of family members standing next to the Confederate flag and posts about NFL players taking a knee against police brutality. You can pull that with your mayo sympathizers but us black folks smell the spoiled milk from the nearest truck stop.
Sis is now trying to secure the bad. Seeing as though GoFundMe has put the account on hold an alleged Keaton Jones account was created to combat some of the backlash but black twitter wasn’t here for it.
Many of these celebs hopped on the bandwagon before any proper vetting. Now it’s easy to get caught up in trying to do the right thing but some people like Kimberly pray off of this. I did find it funny that many black celebrities rushed to help.
Recently there was a story of 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis hanging herself after being bullied at school. A 10 year committed suicide, they didn’t get a chance to ask for help via social media. There wasn’t a campaign from celebrities to help with funeral cost and counseling for the family. We need to do better in supporting our own.
Kimberly is the true Joanne the Scammer but it didn’t take long before Twitter clocked it. Take a look.
they can sing one less lonely nigger together https://t.co/pSFPSwgPHe
— sumeya (@svnnycx) December 11, 2017
Keaton’s mother transferring all that gofundme money onto her Rush card: pic.twitter.com/7rTNYjQC7N
— The Haitian M’Baku (@jaspyology) December 11, 2017