More often than not we see school children being bullied by fellow peers.What starts as a mere fun activity for bullies usually shatters the confidence of the children being bullied and lowers there self-esteem.If not handled properly these incidents may lead to a lifelong traumatic experience.
Recently a video surfaced all over the net where a schoolboy Keaton Jones is seen sharing his story of being bullied.This video was shot by the boy’s mother after she came to pick him up at school.She later made a Facebook post to share the trauma he had to face
In the video, Keaton can be heard saying that other students call him ugly and comment on his nose structure.Keaton Jones said that he didn’t know what satisfaction people got out of bullying, and when asked about what they did to him, he said:
“They poured milk on me, put ham down my clothes, and threw bread at me.”
The Facebook post went viral in no time and Keaton found support in many Hollywood celebrities, who empathized with him and also went on to share their stories of being bullied.
Millie Bobby Brown, aka Eleven from Stranger Things, also told Keaton that she’d like to be his friend.
Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend ( but srsly) ur freakin awesome ❤️ https://t.co/LD7Q762bL9
— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) December 9, 2017
Like many celebrities, Indian comedian Kenny Sebastian also shared his bullying experience
My math teacher in KV, My vice principle in KV, a certain teacher I made a stand up video about.
They hit me & verbally bullied me. My English teachers were a ray of hope, so literature became my escape.
Bullying was always associated with my teachers not students. https://t.co/GMSgp0BAxV
— Kenny Sebastian (@knowkenny) December 11, 2017
His tweet was in response to Pakistani-American stand up comedian Kuman Nanjiani
Keaton’s viral video led to the starting of a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his future, and his college tuition and has already raised $47,200 (approximately Rs 30,37,000) till now.
The original Facebook video shared by his mother Kimberly Jones has 22 million views so far and Keaton Jones has been approached by a whole host of celebrities, including Chris Evans, who said that he wants him and his mother to attend the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War.
Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA next year? https://t.co/s1QwCQ3toi
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017
Keaton, will you’ve my guest at the Premiere of #InfinityWar too? I think you are about one of the coolest kids I have ever seen! Can’t wait to meet you in person, pal. Forget those ignorant kids. One day, very soon, they are going to feel pretty stupid for this. https://t.co/BqJLxu25GN
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 11, 2017
Keaton is indeed a very beautiful young boy to have found support from so many known and unknown people alike, we wish Keaton realizes that bullies only bother you if you let them affect your spirit.