Keaton Jones is a Tennesee middle schooler whose tearful question – “Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” garnered praise for his bravery after he was a victim of bullying. This adorable child immediately won the hearts of celebrities. “Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” Keaton asks in the video. “What’s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to ’em? It’s not okay. It’s not okay! People that are different don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault.” The young boy also says, “They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends.”
Keaton has now found himself surrounded by many new friends after the video was viewed over 10 million times, including Hollywood actors and stars of hip-hop, country music, athletes and Beltway pundits.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who works for the world’s biggest bully, weighed in as well.
‘Keaton Jones is a face and a voice for many,” Conway tweeted. “We need to lift each other up, and lead by example for children, who learn what they live. If your heart breaks watching and hearing this boy’s pain, think twice before causing or adding to another’s. Thank you, Keaton & Mom.”
Keaton Jones is a face and a voice for many. We need to lift each other up, and lead by example for children, who learn what they live. If your heart breaks watching and hearing this boy’s pain, think twice before causing or adding to another’s. Thank you, Keaton & Mom https://t.co/TK3iuOQtul
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) December 11, 2017
Twitter users reminded Conway of who she works for.
You do realize you work for @realDonaldTrump, right?
— Jay Gray (@jaygrayblue) December 11, 2017
Yet you work for a classic bully.
— cokennon (@cokennon) December 11, 2017
Zero credibility from someone who’s entire job is to defend the vilest bully on twitter …
— Ash (@Nugoomi) December 11, 2017
So, do you think @POTUS is a good or a bad influence on the nation when it comes to bullying?
— Michiel Feys (@MFeys) December 11, 2017
It’s coming from inside the house 😱
— Irene Rubaum-Keller (@irenekeller) December 11, 2017
Have you met the president?
— Gordon Stettinius (@eye_caramba) December 11, 2017
If only we could get our leaders to stop name calling and bullying, maybe our children would not feel so emboldened.
Bullying a a behavior that is usually learned.
— Run Knowledge (@ChasewiseATO) December 11, 2017
You enable and support this man
— Grad School Imposter (@darinself) December 11, 2017
Donald Trump has bullied Mexicans, African-Americans, women, disabled Americans, prisoners of war, and he just threw his support behind a candidate who is accused of child molestation. Kellyanne Conway has touted Roy Moore’s candidacy, too.
We encourage everyone to see this video.
Keaton Jones is America’s friend right now. He will grow into an inclusive, free-thinking young man who understands what it’s like to have others try to hold him down.
We’re only surprised that Donald Trump hasn’t called this boy, “Liddle Keaton Jones.”
We’ll just leave this here:
Keaton, I know Tennesseans and people across our country join me in saying thank you for your courage. Bullying isn’t acceptable, especially in our schools. We’re all with you! #StandWithKeaton
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) December 11, 2017
You may sit down now, Kellyanne.
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