On Friday (December 8), the internet’s virility hit a heartbreakingly low point when Kimberly Jones posted a video of her young son, Keaton Jones, tearfully recollecting his day-to-day suffering at school at the hands of bullies. Keaton asks, “just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” at the beginning of the video, before his mother encourages him to speak through his experiences by way of a few questions. Struggling through emotion, Keaton expresses that the bullies at school consistently taunt him, poking fun at his physical appearance. Perhaps the most shocking point of the video is when his mother asks him what happened at lunch, to which he replies that they poured milk on him and put ham down his clothes.
The video circulated heavily on social media in the following days, reaching all the way up to Hollywood. Now that some of music’s most prominent voices of reason such as T.I., Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and Rihanna are reaching a loving hand out for him, music stars are sending a collective middle finger for those perpetrating young Keaton’s mistreatment: #F**kBullying.
See some of music's most influential sending their support and touching messages to the middle-schooler below:
Who ever goes to this boy school ,If you pick on him you not even a bully YOU A STRAIGHT UP PUSSY ASS PUNK ASS BITCH .Like how you pick on somebody who can’t defend them self ? THATS NOT GANGSTA ! If you a parent or somebody big sis or big bro show your kids this video and show them why they should not bully others !!😡😡😡 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽
I’m so Sad and angry like I’m OD hot 😡😪Please teach your kids not to be bullies .Teach them how to be tough 👊🏽but not too pick on others— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 10, 2017
I can’t get that boy I️n that video out my mind 😪I wish i can give him a hug and beat the shit out them kids that pick on him .I don’t care if they kids 👊🏽👊🏽FUCK YOU !!— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 10, 2017
And i don’t cry much ,actually i do 😂but that video had me fucked up all night long 😪😪😪😢😢Shit hurt me like it’s my own— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 10, 2017
To answer your question Lil man... bullies are just cowards who are too weak to address the hurt,pain,&unhappiness in their own miserable lives so they take it out on great people like YOU!!! Just know that YOU ARE GREAT!!! Your differences make you the shit!!! Don't ever let anyone make you feel anything else. When it's all said & done... FU*K THEM!!!! You've got friends in US!!! Don't let their unhappiness get to you. Time has a way of showing bullies how shitty their lives really are. Just remember ALL THE THINGS THEY PICK ON YOU ABOUT MAKE YOU THE SHIT!!!! You're perfect just as you are. FU*K em!!!! Hit me if u need me Lil bro. #Salute
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