The nation was moved by Keaton Jones and his viral video describing how he is bullied. But now, many are accusing Keaton’s mother Kimberly Jones of being a money scamming racist.
Joe Schilling is an American professional Muay Thai kickboxer and mixed martial artist who like many felt empathy for Keaton. Schilling reached out to invite them to an event but became suspicious when Keaton’s mother Kimberly declined and asked that he share her GoFundMe page which has already raised more than $50,000.
After posting the video, Schilling apparently gets a response from what is believed to be Kimberly’s IG.
Soon after, that the IG page begins deleting various posts and then instructs people to begin following another IG page believed to be Keaton’s sister’s.
In another turn of events, after a number of celebrities of color like Snoop Dogg, Rihanna and T.I. provided support, it was revealed Kimberly once posted about her deep ties to the confederate flag. She also reportedly condemned the actions of Colin Kaepernick, who protested against police brutality by taking a knee during the National Anthem.
Keaton, who has his own social media page, uploaded an apology on behalf of his mother. It has since been deleted but read:
“I love my mother but I also realize wrong is wrong,” he said. “I hope we can all put her mistakes in the past and focus on bettering the world.”
What are your thoughts?