Over the weekend, a video went viral after middle school student, Keaton Jones, spoke out about bullying. The video was originally posted on facebook by his mother, and it has been spread widely and viewed by over 20 million people thus far.
In the video, Keaton says, "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to 'em? It's not OK." He mentions that people at school make fun of him for his nose, call him ugly, and say he has no friends.
Bullying is not okay
Bullying is a crime
Bullying is not fun
Bullying can cost lives
Bullying needs to stop
Bullies need to be punished
— ? (@dunkinmahone) December 11, 2017
This viral video has sparked a national conversation about bullying. It has even attracted the attention and support of celebrities including Chris Evans, star of Captain America, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, and Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things.
"People that are different don't need to be criticized about it. It's not their fault. But if you are made fun of, don't let it bother you [...] it will probably get better one day." ~ Keaton Jones, via video posted by Kimberly Jones