Before you parade your child on social media, sobbing about being bullied, and then have celebrities rally behind you, you might want to clean up your own racist social media posts. That’s exactly what Keaton Jones’ mother, Kimberly Jones, didn’t do—and now her past Facebook posts are coming back to bite her in her racist ass.
Over the last 72 hours, actors, athletes and regular folks on social media have rallied behind Keaton Jones, a Union County, Tenn., middle schooler, after his tear-filled video went viral. They rallied so much that a GoFundMe has raised over $55,000, and he’s received numerous invites to big-time Hollywood movie premieres.
But wait, there’s more.
After internet detectives found Kimberly Jones’ Facebook page, they realized that she may be on the wrong side of history when it comes to her love of the Confederate flag:
Keaton Jones MOM is a next level racist who’s posted in many offensive and non remorseful comments towards black people, so how is she preaching about bullying when she herself is a bully 🤔🤔🤔 lmao people are funny pic.twitter.com/bTnF7BFDGr
— Queen Mel 🇭🇹 (@BLVCKMATTERS) December 11, 2017
But wait, there’s even more.
After more digging, MMA fighter Joe Schilling posted an Instagram conversation that he had with someone alleging to be Jones:
The fact that so much money is going to Keaton’s racist family makes me sick.
— Jen (@hooksinmysoul) December 11, 2017
i think its totally and hilariously ironic that Keaton’s family is racist. You’re pointing out that bullies pick on people for their differences but…..
— SB 🇧🇧 (@ShanBabb) December 11, 2017
— 1017 Flockatrent (@flockaTrent) December 11, 2017
So, sure, Keaton may be the vicious victim of bullying (and also may have called a few classmates the n-word, which was noted on Kimberly’s Facebook page before she closed it), and his mother is using his pain for her own interests, but it’s ironic that she’s willing to accept money from black athletes and other celebrities that she would probably consider “butt hurt Americans.”
Of course Jones’ Facebook has now been locked down and her privacy settings have been updated.
source: the root