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Video of Bullied Teen Goes Viral - Celebrities Jump to Support Him

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  A mother's Facebook post, showing her agonized son struggle to explain why he's being bullied has gone viral. And it's sparking a nationwide outpouring of support for the young man and the raw emotion he so publicly shared. 

"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?" "Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to 'em?"

In a Facebook post, Kimberly Jones wrote her son Keaton asked her to record this emotional response to another round of bullying.

Keaton: "They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly, they say I have no friends."
Kimberly: "What did they do to you at lunch?"
Keaton: "Poured milk on me, put ham down my clothes.

The post went up Friday morning. Before Keaton could return to Middle School near Knoxville, Tennesse on Monday, it had been viewed more than 21 million times.

"This kid is all-time, he's a legend, check him out, his name is Keaton," Justin Beiber posted.

And like that, everyone seemed to want to be Keaton's friend. 
 
Chris Evans…tweeting in part: "Stay Strong, Keaton... I promise it gets better."

 

 

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Keaton too:  "You are about one of the coolest kids I have ever seen!"

 

 

And Hailee Steinfeld.  "I would love for you, Keaton Jones, to be my date to the Pitch Perfect 3 premiere on Tuesday."

 

 

The head of UFC, Dana White, invited him to UFC headquarters in Las Vegas.


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