By now, you’ve probably seen the name Keaton Jones or #StandWithKeaton, regarding the Tennessee boy whose video about his terrible bullying experience went pretty viral this weekend.
The heartbreaking video, in which Jones describes how he’s bullied in school, created an instant outpouring of support and love from all corners of the internet. Many, many people shared their own stories, words of encouragement, and his video with others. Celebrities were definitely among them.
Celebrities have reached out on Twitter and Instagram showing Jones their own love and support with invitations to hang out, and simply spreading awareness of how serious and hurtful bullying really is.
Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, T.I., DeAndre Washington, and more have spoken out for Jones.
Keaton, you have inspired me and many others to now recognize the bravery and courage to speak up. Your video was heartbreaking and yet so true. You really are a superhero and you are inspiring people who are getting bullied to speak up. We will all stand up for you. You’re really amazing. Thank you. #endbullying
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? https://t.co/s1QwCQ3toi
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017
Who ever goes to this boy school ,If you pick on him you not even a bully YOU A STRAIGHT UP PUSSY ASS PUNK ASS BITCH .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 !!😡😡😡 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽
So I got the chance to spend the day with my new best bud Keaton. It was unbelievable to get to know him and realize that we have a lot in common. This dude is very special and has changed my life forever. Now I have the little brother I always wanted! God bless you my man pic.twitter.com/vMHVtnf2rC
— Jarrett Guarantano✞ (@BroadwayJay2) December 11, 2017
Keaton, will you’ve my guest at the Premiere of #InfinityWar too? I think you are about one of the coolest kids I have ever seen! Can’t wait to meet you in person, pal. Forget those ignorant kids. One day, very soon, they are going to feel pretty stupid for this. https://t.co/BqJLxu25GN
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 11, 2017
I love this boy and I’ve never met him. You are brave and beautiful just as you are, don’t ever let others define who you are. Bullies are insecure and ignorant. Words create emotional poison, don’t listen to them so that poison doesn’t ever get to your pure heart ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SjntR2Pksk
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) December 10, 2017
Dear Keaton Jones, hopefully you see this. Your an amazing soul my man, never let ANYONE tell you otherwise! Keep your head up & chest out. Your a solider, always remember that.
— DeAndre Washington (@dwa5hington) December 10, 2017
To answer your question Lil man… bullies are just cowards who are too weak to address the hurt,pain,&unhappiness in their own miserable lives so they take it out on great people like YOU!!! Just know that YOU ARE GREAT!!! Your differences make you the shit!!! Don’t ever let anyone make you feel anything else. When it’s all said & done… FU*K THEM!!!! You’ve got friends in US!!! Don’t let their unhappiness get to you. Time has a way of showing bullies how shitty their lives really are. Just remember ALL THE THINGS THEY PICK ON YOU ABOUT MAKE YOU THE SHIT!!!! You’re perfect just as you are. FU*K em!!!! Hit me if u need me Lil bro. #Salute
I saw this and it broke my heart… this little boy is suiffering at the hand of bullies like so many other little boys and girls… but you are not alone Keaton we are here. There is no room in this world for bullying or hate of any kind. And we will overcome it with love… As a parent it is my responsibility to make sure my kids know it is ok to go to an adult when someone is treating them in a way that hurts them or makes them uncomfortable or unhappy in anyway. Also to educate and teach them to treat people with kindness, love and respect no matter how different they may be from you!! #loveistheanswer #lovealwayswins #youarenotalone #bulliessuck #teachlove
This boy is incredibly brave and the video really got to me. @danawhite, If he takes you up on your offer to see UFC Headquarters, I would be honored to host him and his family at our place if they need somewhere to stay. https://t.co/EWx05o0yI0
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 11, 2017
Keaton Jones- I was bullied for most of my life and I would ask the same questions to my mom. But if you stay close with your family like I
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) December 11, 2017
Keaton jones you are a hero. This extremely raw and real moment has brought hope and truth to so many people. Be you and be forever fearless. Never give up. You are loved!
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) December 10, 2017
Hey Keaton Jones, I’d like to invite you to be my guest at any show of mine of your choice. I’ll cover ur flights and accommodation.
Big up for speaking up, buddy!!! 👍
— Zedd (@Zedd) December 11, 2017
@Lakyn_Jones Hello, Keaton (via your sister)! You may have heard of my parents, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (#MLK) and #CorettaScottKing. I try to honor them and their legacies. I’m so sorry about the pain you’re experiencing because of bullying. You matter. I love you.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) December 9, 2017
Keaton, my dude- I dealt with this every day in middle school. People don’t know how to handle “Different.” It made them uncomfortable that someone could be original! Guess what? The joke was on them! Hang in there my man- it DOES GET MUCH, MUCH BETTER! https://t.co/gFz1HuPXKy
— Jesse McCartney (@JesseMcCartney) December 11, 2017
It’s been awesome to see but I’m starting to worry about Keaton Jones’ future grades with all these trips he’s going to be taking this year.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) December 11, 2017
Hey #KeatonJones Just saw your video about the tough time you’re going through. Not sure if you’re a Walking Dead fan but if it happens that you are then please be in touch as I would love to see you and your family @WalkrStalkrCon show in Nashville next year. On me. X
— Tom Payne (@justanactor) December 10, 2017
💔Now more than ever the tone has been set that it’s ok and even effective to bully😒This ain’t the old school bullying either: it continues at home & on SOCIAL MEDIA. Children👏🏽are 👏🏽committing 👏🏽suicide👏🏽
They need compassion, inclusion & protection🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/iQTzKCCZkZ
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) December 11, 2017