The video of Keaton Jones recounting how he has been a victim of bullying took the internet by storm. Many celebrities and athletes poured out their support and well wishes to the youngster. Even some Avengers got into the fray. Captain America’s Chris Evans and The Hulk’s Mark Ruffalo invited him to the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in May.

It didn’t take long for internet detectives to dig up dirt, not against Keaton, but his mother Kimberly. A user who goes by Queen Mel claimed that his mother Kimberly Jones is a racist based off a Facebook post which shows her in photos next to Confederate flags.

Kimberly Jones denied the claims she was a racist. And apologized for posting the pictures to Facebook saying, “I’m sorry. I am sorry.” She also denied the false allegations that she was attempting to profit off the video. However, I’m not really sure why she is apologizing for posting pictures of the Battle Flag of the Northern Virginia Army. Many in the South wave the flag as a symbol of Southern heritage. In fact, it’s been referred to as the rebel flag, Dixie flag, and Southern cross.

It didn’t take long for fans to turn their eye to Chris Evans and other Marvel Studios stars who had invited Jones to be their guest. Many accused Keaton of calling kids the “N’ word at school without any evidence to back up their claims. The kid who had become a hero for speaking up against bullying, now found himself in probably the biggest bullying attack of his life.

Don Cheadle, who plays War Machine, appeared to succumb to the pressure and said Keaton was no longer invited to the Avengers: Infinity premiere.

Instead of Keaton, Ruffalo and Cheadle invited another kid to join them for the Avengers: Infinity War premiere.

Evans backed the decision by Cheadle and Ruffalo.

However, fans still decided to bully Chris Evans to ensure Keaton Jones was uninvited.

One Twitter user even referred to Keaton and his Mother as the devil.

Keaton and his mother spoke up about bullying and in return they became an even bigger victim. The Twitter lynch mob went after Keaton and his Mother without any evidence and spewed lie after lie in order to disparage him. It’s absolutely disgusting.

What was supposed to be an amazing story with someone like Captain America taking a stand for a bullied child, turned into a mob going after a child because of the supposed actions of his mother. True or not, what his mother did in the past shouldn’t have cost him the ability to go see the Avengers movie with some heroes. But it did. Now Keaton Jones hasn’t even returned to school since the video has gone viral. It makes me wonder if all of this harassment against both Keaton and Chris Evans was worth it.

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Jorge Arenas
Resident Star Trek Specialist/ Writer

Jorge Arenas is a Governmental Affairs Director working in the Southwest. If Starfleet were real his career would be in a much different place. Currently, he specializes in all things Star Trek. He loves DC but has a soft spot for Deadpool. When not writing you can find him on World of Warcraft. Battle.net, ID-PassStage6#1707

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