Keaton Jones and His Mother Kimberly Speak Out After Racist Allegations Rise


It doesn’t take long for the Internet to get to work when something goes viral. Recently, a video of Keaton Jones, a young boy in Tennessee, was seen all over the Internet after his mother posted the heartbreaking video. Celebrities, athletes and politicians tweeted their support for the boy, but something was amiss. His mother’s Facebook account had suddenly gone private.

Kimberly Jones made her Facebook page private after troubling photos of the family draped in Confederate flags were shared across the web. Keaton and Kimberly were on “Good Morning America” to share their side of the story.

“I feel like anybody who wants to take the time to ask anybody who I am or even troll through some other pictures, I mean I feel like we’re not racist,. I mean, people that know us, know that.”

KImberly did say the photos were real, “It was meant to be ironic and funny and extreme. I am genuinely, truly sorry. If I could take it back, I would. If they want to hate me and whatever that’s fine, but still talk to your kids. Because [bullying] is an epidemic.”

Lauren Cowling
Born and raised in the South, Lauren grew up going to football games with her family and eating overcooked steak. When not writing, Lauren enjoys reading biographies, searching for pictures of puppies on the internet and drinking Sprite.

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