Bullied Boy Shares An Emotional Facebook Video And Gets Support From Dozens Of Celebrities
The issue of bullying is quite sad and heartbreaking. Young boys and girls are usually made to feel terrible about themselves by fellow schoolmates. Depending on the degree, things may sometimes even escalate to physical attack. Unfortunately, it’s the emotional scars that last the longest.
A kid who is still trying to find himself will certainly experience low self-esteem and insecurity when he’s being bullied.
Celebs say no to bullying
Fortunately, more celebrities are standing up against bullying and are encouraging some of their fans to do the same too.
Such big names as Kathy Griffin, Cher, Bruno Mars, Ellen Degeneres, Justin Bieber, and few others came together to do a PSA video a few years ago in a bid to put an end to bullying. Their uplifting and empowering words are aimed at bringing to everyone’s attention that bullying is, in fact, a serious menace.
Keaton Jones’ story
Celebrities still continue to use their platforms to help encourage bullied kids in general but in this case, they are standing up for one kid in particular.
This past weekend, a boy named Keaton Jones broke the hearts of thousands of internet users when an emotional video was posted online. His mother, Kimberly, shared a Facebook video which showed her boy crying out about the pain due to being ‘different’ and how hard things were at school. In the heart-wrenching video, which has now been taken down, Keaton could also be seen trying to encourage and uplift other kids who might be experiencing a similar ordeal.
The post quickly went viral with over 21 million views on Facebook.
Keaton was really sad about being made fun of because of his ‘ugly nose’ and not having any friends. In fact, the abuse against the boy was sometimes physical. "They pour milk on me and put ham down my clothes, throw bread at me," the boy said. It got so bad that, according to Kimberly, the boy was afraid to eat with his schoolmates.
Despite his own pain, he found the strength to spread positivity to others:
If you’re being made fun of, don’t let it bother you. Stay strong I guess. It’s hard. It will probably get better one day.
Celebrities show support for Keaton
Since the video went viral, some celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo took to social media to offer Keaton and other bullied kids some support.
Snoop Dogg, who reposted the viral video on his Instagram, told Keaton that he would be there for him and even asked the boy to send him a private message if he wanted to talk. "U gotta friend in me for life," he said.
Say lil Man U gotta friend in me for life hit me on dm so we can chop it up love is the only way to beat hate ????????☝????
Actor Chris Evans also urged Keaton to stay strong and even offered the boy and his mom a free pass to the premiere of Avengers.
Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA next year? https://t.co/s1QwCQ3toi
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017
Ruffalo described Keaton as one of the "coolest kids" he had ever seen and urged him to ignore the bullies.
Keaton, will you’ve my guest at the Premiere of #InfinityWar too? I think you are about one of the coolest kids I have ever seen! Can’t wait to meet you in person, pal. Forget those ignorant kids. One day, very soon, they are going to feel pretty stupid for this. https://t.co/BqJLxu25GN
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 11, 2017
Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Cardi B, Terry Crews, and a few others also sent Keaton some love via social media.
Like Snoop said, fighting bullies with hate would only make things so much worse. Sometimes, rising above and showing love instead is the answer. This young boy received nothing but love and positivity in the last few days which, we think, holds so much more power than all the hate.
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