Mother of Bullied Child Speaks Out Amid Confederate Flag Controversy

Shawn White bullied boy Keaton Jones father shows off his white pride

He continued, "This is about a kid who's been bullied and not just one kid, Keaton, there are many unspoken cases about kids being bullied".

The video had more than 18 million views by Sunday and prompted an outpouring of support from celebrities including actor Chris Evans, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker, University of Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Byrd, retired race vehicle driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and singers Snoop Dog and Katy Perry.

Actors Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans, who play the Hulk and Captain America, both invited Keaton to attend the premiere of next year's Avengers movie.

Kimberly Jones, who posted a viral video of her bullied son Keaton that drew the attention of celebrities across the nation, is now responding to charges of racism following controversial images involving the Confederate flag that surfaced in the wake of her family's new celebrity status.

A backlash came swiftly.

The revelation of White being a white nationalist comes after Keaton's mother, Kimberly Jones, downplayed pictures of her and her kids with Confederate flag. "It was ironic. It was amusing", Jones said. "I can't tell you what was done, but I can tell you action was taken with the children". Shawn also posted a shirtless selfie, revealing "PURE BREED" and "WHITE PRIDE" tattooed on his chest and stomach, respectively.

In multiple photos, White and friends hold up a hand sign connected the Aryan Circle, one of the largest white nationalist gangs in US prisons, reported the Daily Mail.

Kimberly Jones Keaton’s mom thought she was being “funny” and “ironic” with her Confederate flag. FACEBOOK
Kimberly Jones Keaton’s mom thought she was being “funny” and “ironic” with her Confederate flag. FACEBOOK

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, his father, Shawn White, was jailed in May 2015 for violating conditions of his parole in relation to a 2012 assault charge.

Shawn White, 36, is seen in a 2015 mugshot for his arrest in Tennessee for aggravated assault. And the last thing this child needs is to be bullied on social media by strangers. Her Facebook page, where she first posted the video of Keaton, has since been scrubbed.

"I mean, you know, yesterday he was a hero".

"Just know that you are great! Today, the world hates us". "And I'm trying to think that I was trying not to get caught up in the positives". "It was unbelievable to get to know him and realize that we have a lot in common". The Instagram account has since been deleted, and the family claims they were never behind it.

"I don't like that they do it to me, and I for sure don't like that they do it to other people because it's not okay", Jones said.

Jones told Fox News Schilling's account was not true.

Jones told GMA that there is one verified GoFundMe page to help her family, but others are fake.

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