A mom’s heartbreaking video of her tearful son recounting being bullied in school has gone viral and located help from celebrities together with Millie Bobby Brown, Cardi B, Jaimie Alexander and Snoop Dogg.
The video of Keaton Jones, posted by his mom, Kimberly Jones, on Fb on December eight was taken after Jones picked up her son as a result of he was too afraid to go to lunch.
Within the social clip, he asks, “Simply out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the purpose of it? Why do they discover pleasure in taking harmless individuals and discover a strategy to be imply to them? It’s not OK.”
After telling his mom he’s not the one particular person being bullied in school, he stated, “I don’t like that they do it to me, why do they do it to different individuals? It’s not OK. Individuals which can be completely different don’t have to be criticised about it. It’s not their fault.”
The publish, which has had greater than 18 million views and over 350,000 shares, has sparked a crowdsourcing web page for Jones’s future training – the present complete is a few $29,000 – and high-profile stars to reward the coed for talking out towards bullying.
Stranger Issues star Millie Bobby Brown reached out to Jones by way of Twitter: “Keaton, that is so correct. Why do individuals do that?”, whereas fellow actress Jaimie Alexander, tweeted, “Keaton Jones. You candy soul. You candy, stunning soul. You’re good simply as you’re. Inspiring and courageous. Brave. Beloved past measure.”
Hip-hop chart-topper Cardi B shared a photograph of Jones on Instagram and wrote, “For those who a mum or dad or any person’s massive sis or massive bro present your youngsters this video and present them why they need to not bully others!” Snoop Dogg additionally posted on Instagram alongside a photograph of Jones that learn, “Say lil man. U gotta pal in me for all times hit me on DM so we will chop it up, love is the one strategy to beat hate.”
Marvel Comics actor Chris Evans added, “Keep sturdy, Keaton. Don’t allow them to make you flip chilly. I promise it will get higher. Whereas these punks at your college are deciding what sort of individuals they wish to be on this world, how would you and your mother like to return to the Avengers premiere in LA subsequent yr?” Mark Ruffalo chimed in, “You bought a pal within the Hulk”, earlier than including, “Will you be my visitor on the premiere of Infinity Struggle too?”
The outpouring of help follows November’s anti-bullying month, which noticed DSquared2 designers Dean and Dan Caten discovered the “Be Cool Be Good” basis set as much as deal with on-line bullying and help victims. Princess Beatrice hosted an occasion to fete the marketing campaign which has lengthy been near the twins’ hearts, whereas a style vary to lift cash and consciousness and encourage individuals to suppose earlier than they remark on-line continues to be on sale.