Keaton Jones' Mom Addresses Backlash Over Confederate Flag Photos

Ruben Ruiz
December 13, 2017

"We're not racist", Kimberly said alongside Keaton Tuesday as the pair appeared on Good Morning America.

"I knew that it could be great and I knew that it could be bad, and it has been", Jones said of the public response to the video.

"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", Jones told ABC News. By way of explanation for those troubling photos, she offered CBS News the wan defense that her confederate flag images were "meant to be ironic and amusing", a claim that demonstrates a flexible understanding of both irony and humor.

"I am genuinely and truly sorry".

"He also lashes out angrily saying", WELL WELL WELL AS YOU ALL KNOW I FU**ING HATE RACISIM TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE KEATON's MOM HAD TO SAY F*** THIS BITCH!

You've probably already seen the video that Keaton Jones' mother uploaded to Facebook last Friday.

Jarrett Guarantano, a quarterback at the University of Tennessee, posted a photo of himself with Keaton, whom he called his "new best bud".

"I had enough of it". Classmates, he told his mother, had poured milk on him.

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Eleven-year-old Keaton Jones has recently been at the center of the nation's attention for his anti-bullying PSA.

Celebrities who rushed to join sports stars and the rest of America in showing an outpouring of support for bullied Tennessee middle school student Keaton Jones struggled with how to maintain that sympathy after photos surfaced of the boy's mother holding a Confederate flag.

Those posts have also hampered online fundraising efforts for Keaton. So his mother started a GoFundMe account that quickly reached over $58,000. One GoFundMe campaign was started without the knowledge of Keaton's family. This is about a kid who's been bullied and not just one kid, Keaton. Tellingly, she went on to propose that she had been victimized in the past: "I've said I've spent most of my life being bullied and judged because I wasn't racist", she told CBS's Mark Strassmann.

As a result of the video, Horace Maynard officials vowed to hold an anti-bullying assembly, according to CBS.

"As I sit back and read these comments and watched the video again I feel I have to make this update".

Lam went on to say he hopes to establish a college fund for Keaton and perhaps donate the rest to other children who have been victims of bullying.

Kimberly Jones' decision to go public about her son's plight was a fearless thing to do. Through his tears, Keaton proclaims: "People that are different don't need to be criticised for it".

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