Victim Keaton Jones gets support, gift offers from celebs
Fox411: After the video of Keaton Jones’ tears in the recounting of being bullied went viral, the Tennessee kid has an outpouring of support and gift offers from celebrities and athletes such as Chris Evans, and UFC’s Dana White.
A moving video made by a boy known is aimed at monitoring at his mother, she says is unfair.
Secondary school pupil Keaton Jones’ video reveal of his punishment, being bullied at school went viral over the weekend. Celebrities including Chris Evans, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Gal Gadot took his message against bullying, share the video with their huge social media followings.
Somewhere during the massive outpouring of support — that the video has been viewed more than 15 million times — his mother, Kimberly Jones, a PayPal account where people can donate money, causing some to question her motives.
A public figure, Joe Schilling, Bellator MMA fighter, who was touched by the young boy’s heartbreaking story, a guide to Jones to invite Keaton to a show. He said that he was surprised by Jones’ reaction.
Schilling posted a video on Monday via Instagram with the words “Go look at her ig check out her story on items they are just running a money scam. Really really sad and disgusting. Tagging celebrities try to get them to donate to her go fund me account smfh. @kimberlyjones_38 @danawhite @gracegraciefit @snoopdogg @layers.”
Schilling said in his angry Instagram post, “I feel pretty stupid now. I was pretty moved by Keaton Jones video, so I reached out to his mother and was going to bring him to LA for a Bellator event, big show, and introduce him to fighters, his friend, and they just want money. She just wants me to share her GoFund me account.”
Schilling said he asked Kimberly Jones during their conversation the GoFund me account was that he claimed she said, “You know Christmas is coming and I am a single mother, blah, blah, money is tight.”
The GoFundMe account Keaton in the name has more than $58,000 in donations.
But Jones is fighting back against Schilling claims, tells Fox News they are “not true.”
“I tell him that I would rather have donations instead of the help of celebrities,” Jones said in an Instagram direct message.
Fox News reached Schilling, but did not receive comment.
Jones is also under fire for some alleged posts on a personal Facebook page, which has since been set to private. The mother of three is pictured posing with a Confederate flag in one module, and another photo shows her son who is an American flag, while another child in the possession of the Confederate flag.
“I did that for a reason,” Jones told Fox News on her Facebook page, without revealing what that reason is.
Jones also took to her Instagram account on Monday to defend herself against claims that she and her son in the story for money.
“I love my children Ya’ll people do not know of me or my family,” Jones wrote. “Did y’all know that my son Keaton spit on in the school, chosen by the teachers, who would be there for him??? I’m guessing y’all don’t because y’all wanna steady Judge me and say that I will be with him for the money that is false.”
Fox News.com Reporter and FOX411 host, Diana Falzone covers celebrity news and interviews with some of today’s top celebrities and newsmakers. You can follow her on Twitter @dianafalzone.