By now, you've probably seen the name 'Keaton Jones' mentioned by at least one of your favorite celebrities on Twitter. The young student from Knoxville, TE has gone viral after appearing in a heartbreaking video that reveals the true damage bullying causes.


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"They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends," Keaton says through tears in the video posted by his mother, Kimberly, which was reportedly recorded after Keaton had to be picked up from school to avoid lunchtime bullies. Though he goes on to detail how he and other children at his school are teased and tormented, he offers a message of encouragement, and ends the video by telling all victims of bullying that "it'll probably get better one day."

The powerful video struck a chord with viewers - including a whole host of famous faces. From Katy Perry, to Demi Lovato, to Chris Evans, celebrities across the board have rallied around Keaton. Though it began as a campaign for peace, which included at least two GoFundMe accounts aimed at helping the Jones family, it has now become shrouded by scandal after several apparently-racist social media posts by Kimberly Jones were uncovered, and speculations were leveled that she had encouraged her son to use racial slurs against his peers. Multiple celebrities have since voiced their continued support for Keaton, despite how troubled the accusations made them feel.

Scroll down to see the most heartfelt celebrity reactions, and be sure to add your thoughts in the comments.

This is Knoxville student Keaton Jones, and this is what he has to say about bullying:

The video, posted by his mom, has now gone viral, and celebrities are rallying around Keaton

#1

Bullied Kid

snoopdogg Report

Vanessa Joy 8 months ago

Amen! "LOVE is the ONLY way to beat hate! XOXOXO

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#2

Bullied Kid

ChrisEvans Report

CatShatBrix 8 months ago

I hope it cheers him up!

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#3

Bullied Kid

MarkRuffalo Report

CatShatBrix 8 months ago

Hulk’s words will sink in.

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#4

Bullied Kid

MarkRuffalo Report

Terry Sloan 8 months ago

Keep your head up Keaton, don't let nobody get ya down. Cuz that road you're traveling will turn around. Fear no man Keaton, they are exactly like you, only a man. In this case though, you're more man than they'll ever be. Hang tough!

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#5

Bullied Kid

milliebbrown Report

Cat Lady 8 months ago

Omigosh Millie Bobby Brown?! Lucky kid

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#6

Bullied Kid

DrPhil Report

CatShatBrix 8 months ago

Dr. Phil! Yes!

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#7

Bullied Kid

justinbieber Report

makki 8 months ago

I don't want to give Bieber credit for anything but this nice of him even if it's just for the recognition and also even if he might have copied snoops xD

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#8

Bullied Kid

HamillHimself Report

8 months ago

Spot on! He really nailed it. Bullies are insecure people who are extremely insecure about themselves and take it out on others just to feel better about themselves. But in the end, they're not happy.

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#9

Bullied Kid

EvaLongoria Report

M 8 months ago

Well said Eva!

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#10

Bullied Kid

katyperry Report

shifta shape 8 months ago

sivaram reddy- what is WRONG with you! u already know how it feels so why pass on the hate? 2 wrongs DO NOT make a right!!

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