Wednesday 19 February, 2020

WATCH: Young boy breaks down in emotional anti-bullying video

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A young boy, fed up of being bullied at school, is tugging at heartstrings around the world with a stirring anti-bullying video.

Keaton Jones, a middle school student from Knoxville, Tennessee, has elicited support from around the world including American celebrities touched by his emotional anti-bullying video

In the video recorded by his mother last Friday, Jones tearfully appeals to bullies to stop picking on people who are different.

“People who are different don’t need to be criticised about it cause it’s not their fault,” he said.

“If you are made fun of, don’t let it bother you. It’s hard but it’ll get better one day I guess," turning away from the camera as tears streamed down his face.

The viral video caught the attention of several celebrities who took to social media to express support to the boy.

Avengers: Infinity War star Chris Evans offered Keaton an invitation to the LA premiere of the film next year.

He tweeted: “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?”

Rapper Cardi B wrote on Instagram: "Who ever goes to this boy school ,If you pick on him you not even a bully YOU A STRAIGHT UP P**** A** PUNK A** B**** .Like how you pick on somebody who can’t defend them self ? THATS NOT GANGSTA ! If you a parent or somebody big sis or big bro show your kids this video and show them why they should not bully others !!😡😡😡 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽

Justice League star Jason Momoa shared his bullying experience via Instagram.

“I got bullied when I was growing up made me run far away from home. This right here is evil. My ma used to say u get bachi. meaning something bad will happen to you if your actions are malicious. Basically Japanese for karma mofo. Punk bullies you’ll get yours the universe sees. Mahalo @joshbrolin@danawhite keep your head up Keaton jones your beautiful baby boy Aloha.”

The story is trending under the hashtag #istandwithkeaton.

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