UPDATE: Keaton Jones Video Removed From Facebook After Racism Accusations

11 December 2017, 10:44

Keaton Jones
Keaton Jones. Picture: Facebook

By James Wilson-Taylor

Many celebrities have since removed their support as allegations spread online.

UPDATE 12/12/17

Deadline reports that several old Facebook posts by Keaton's mother Kimberly have been uncovered, featuring "pictures of confederate flags" as well as criticism of black protests against police brutality. There are also unconfirmed reports that Keaton was reprimanded at school for using racial epiphets.

Several celebrities have since removed their support, with Rihanna deleting her previous Instagram post and other figures such as Andy Black and Mark Ruffalo posting follow-up messages addressing the allegations.

MMA boxer Joe Schilling has also posted a video about his own misgivings about Keaton's mother after meeting her earlier this week:

The original video of Keaton, posted to Kimberly's Facebook page, has now been removed or made private.

ORIGINAL POST 11/12/17

Keaton Jones, a young boy from Knoxville, has received a huge amount of support from celebrities including Mark Hamill and Millie Bobby Brown after a video in which he discussed bullying at his school went viral.

Jones' mother posted the video to Facebook earlier this week in which Keaton recounts stories of his daily struggles at school, asking "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?":

As the emotional video spread across the internet, many famous faces began to offer their support, including Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo, who personally invited Jordan to the Avengers: Infinty War premiere next year:

Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber and YouTuber Jack Septiceye also showed their support with messages online.

Here are just a few of the messages of support sent to Keaton Jones:

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