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Keaton Jones's mom reacts to social media response on bullying post

Keaton Jones's mom reacts to social media response on bullying post

Despite the flood of support for Keaton, the story took a turn after social media posts allegedly from the boy's mother surfaced.

Chris Evans, aka Captain America, invited Keaton to the premiere of next year's "Avengers" sequel.

A backlash came swiftly.

"The only two photos on the entire planet where I am anywhere near a Confederate flag", she said.

She assured the CBS reporter that the photos did not have racist intent and said she's been bullied because she wasn't racist. "They had said that someone was going to beat me up in lunch so I texted my mom and I said, 'What do I do here?' " Keaton, added that the kids at his Tennessee school "make fun of my nose".

White also reportedly shared a shirtless selfie, revealing the words "Pure Breed" and "White Pride" tattooed across his chest and stomach.

In another image, White poses with other males who are all performing the hand signal of the Aryan circle, a large white supremacist gang within the United States prison system.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Keaton's father, Shawn White, has been behind bars at Knox County Jail since May 2015. He's reportedly scheduled to get out next year.

Rihanna also appeared to delete her post supporting Keaton Jones in response to the all the drama.

Keaton Jones's mom reacts to social media response on bullying post

Vols players were some of the first to reach out to Keaton after the video, in which he describes having milk poured on him and ham put down his clothes, was posted on Facebook by his mother Friday.

"In other news Keaton Jones' father is a white supremacist doing time so I bet you all feel super good about giving that family money now", tweeted Jamie Sugiyama.

"So it seems as though we were somewhat mislead by what we saw yesterday in regards to Keaton", he posted.

In an interview with CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Kimberly Jones said the Confederate flag photos were taken out of context and were meant to be "a joke".

"It's been overwhelming. I've tried really hard not to feed into anything and just kind of try to do local because I wanted to keep my children grounded".

Once the internet got ahold of the clip, it quickly went viral. On top of that, Snopes reports that an Instagram account that claimed to represent the Jones family also popped up, and was denounced as fake on Twitter by Lakyn. "I'm poor not rich" and "what happened to us whites sticking together".

Instead of everyone in the USA jumping on the train bringing Keaton Jones to wonderland, why not use this momentum to shed light on the problem of bullying in general?

"I don't like that they do it to me, and I for sure don't like that they do it to other people because it's not okay", Jones said.

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