These 10 Celeb Responses to the Bullied Teen Will Break Your Heart

Chris Evans, Mark Hamill, and others will #standwithkeaton.

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Over the weekend, Tennessee mother Kimberly Jones shared a video on Facebook of her son, Keaton Jones, that struck a chord with millions of people across America. In the video, the little boy cries about being bullied by other kids, who make fun of his nose, call him ugly, and tell him he has no friends. The bullying got so bad that his mother had to pick him up from school after a bunch of kids poured milk on him and put ham up his clothes at lunch.

"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?" Keaton asks tearfully. "What's the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It's not OK."

Indeed it's not. And because bullying is such a serious and common problem in this country, Keaton's heartbreaking and heartfelt plea went wildly viral, amassing more than 22 million views by Monday.

One of the first celebs that it reached was Chris Evans, who not only tweeted out a message of support, but also personally invited both him and his mother to the LA premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in May 2018, proving that he is Captain America IRL.

After that tweet also went viral, other celebrities took note and stepped in. Snoop Dog posted the video on his Instagram with the caption, "Say lil Man U gotta friend in me for life hit me on dm so we can chop it up love is the only way to beat hate."

Teen star Millie Bobbie Brown tweeted, "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 ❤️."

Comedian/actor Kumail Nanjian responded with his own story of being bullied, not just by other peers, but by teachers too.

Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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