Kimberly Jones is on her way to becoming the most hated mother in America
People will always be able to dig up our worst and best moment and for Kimberly, it was, unfortunately, the former.
Keaton Jones may seem like a regular kid from Knoxville, Tennesee but he's much more than that.
Over the course of the weekend, the bullied teen became a viral video sensation after his mother, Kimberly Jones, posted a video on Facebook about him talking about bullying and harassment he receives from some of his classmates.
Celebrities from everywhere, including Avengers star Chris Evans, poured support for the child and the GoFundMe page started for Keaton was doing very well. It was at this point that everything started going downhill for Keaton's mother, Kimberly Jones.
me snatching my condolences back from Keaton & his family pic.twitter.com/eO1t626SHQ— makthebLack (@maakhurst) December 11, 2017
People will always be able to dig up our worst and best moment and for Kimberly, it was, unfortunately, the former. People found pictures on her Facebook page of groups of people holding confederate flags. There were also some very racist posts on her page.
This Keaton situation got messy so quick. I just want Chris Evans to know that I got called ugly once when I was nine. So I'd love to be his new plus one to Infinity War— Melissa Nacional (@MelissNac) December 11, 2017
Kimberly received severe backlash and now people are taking it out on Keaton, too. No one is sure if the pictures are real but that doesn't stop the internet from spewing out its wrath.
Keaton’s mother is a whole piece of shit. Exploiting her sons pain for money. And if it’s true that him saying the “n” word is what caused the bullying... she’s the reason for that as well. Racism is taught. Yuck.— Kayla (@kaylanegs) December 11, 2017
The boy's GoFundMe page has stopped taking donations but far exceeded its goal of $20,000. Keaton Jones and his page were trending on GoFundMe and managed to raise $57,484.
Soon after the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville this August, Kimberly posted:
Many people on the internet pointed out that the first people to come forward in support of Keaton were African-Americans including Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker and Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton.
On 11th December, there were a few news outlets who started putting up articles about Kimberly. The Grapevine said she was "a racist money grabber." Vibe had a headline that read "Family Of Keaton Jones Faces Backlash After Mother’s Views Of Black Protestors Comes To Light."
Mixed martial artist Joe Schilling had an interaction with someone passing off as Kimberly on Instagram. The account seems to have been created on Sunday when Keaton and his GoFundMe page went viral. The account was also seeking donations to a PayPal account.
Joseph Lam, the man who started the GoFundMe page in Keaton's name, posted this update to the page late on Monday evening:
A couple of hours after that, he posted this update:
According to ESPN host Jemele Hill, if Kimberly Jones did indeed write racist posts in the past, there is an opportunity for “a great, teachable moment here.”
Everything on Kimberly's Facebook page has been wiped off except this post:
Kimberly Jones and the rest of her family seem to have gone off the radar as of now. We will have to wait and see what she has to say about the whole issue. In the meantime, watch this video of someone still talking about the real victim here, Keaton Jones.
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