The heartbreaking story of Keaton Jones took an odd twist on Monday, when reporters unearthed photos of the family posing with Confederate flags and disparaging posts about Colin Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter on social media made by the young boy's mother.
Over the weekend, Kimberly Jones uploaded a video of her son Keaton crying while talking about a daily torrent of abuse from his classmates. The video went viral, with celebrities like Chris Evans and Snoop Dogg defending him and offering to help out. He has been invited to movie screenings, offered basketball tickets and a GoFundMe page has raised over $55,000.
But, as reporters started researching the family, they uncovered potentially troubling social media posts made by Kimberly. The posts feature the family prominently displaying the Confederate flag, and insulting Black Lives Matter:
Ohhhhh, hi racist mom #KimberlyJones, meet Karma. See, this is why u can't just treat people any old kinda way cause it's good chance that it might fall back on your son when he goes to school. Karma is brutal with a great sense of humor. Oh & I caught them little code word racist terms, in your white supremacist flag photo. You actually spread this kinda hate to ur kids then shocked when Karma follow you home. Outta nowhere, You literally walking around, being all white and Supreme and breathing nshit, minding ur own business & then BAAM, what does God do, saddle you with corky from life goes on. And it is HARD to preach white supremacy when you gotta keep that chin slop bib with you at all times. My point is, He's probably being bullied at school, paying for all the racist 💩 you've said & done! So, careful how you treat people. You have no idea how you may have to see it again. Hence the bullying, hell, I hope today somebody 👋🏾 smack his ass smart. Just clean knock his ass straight to AP classes📚. He got bullied, and ur idea was the sit there, watch, record it, then share it with the world. You're the worst. ( 👆🏾and here's a suggestion, maybe y'all can cut out all the 'cousin fucking'! Ease up on that & a lot of these problems would take care of themselves ... and take care of themselves! ) #FreshOuttaSympathy #ReapWhatYouSow #YouClearlySowedRetardedBeliefs #SoHereWeAre 🤷🏾♂️
After the posts when viral, Keaton apologized for his mother's posts and that he realizes she was wrong:
Kimberly has since deleted the original video and locked down her social media pages.