Heart strings were tugged around the world when a video of a young man named Keaton Jones detailing the bullying he claimed to be facing was placed online by his mother Kimberly.
Keen to support the him, thousands donated to a GoFundMe page launched to offer his family financial support with hopes it would ease his pain and perpetual sorrow.
Then something interesting happened.
Members of the Twitter community Black Twitter did a little digging into the family they had donated close to $70,000 to and discovered that Keaton and his mother came from what appeared to be a family of White Supremacists, and that his father is a member of a prison gang named the Aryan Circle.
With this, GoFundMe was forced to block Camp Keaton from receiving any of the money they had hope to bag.
How social media has responded to the news?
I imagine keaton’s mom like the scooby doo villains
“And I would’ve gotten away with it if it wasn’t that meddling black twitter”
— not grace (@omgputa) December 13, 2017
The Keaton challenge below….
“Black twitter is the CIA of social media”
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 this Keaton shit has to stop!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/TmKWackIvq
— Z👑 (@Coldhearted_Z) December 13, 2017
— Torre laGuins (@TManimals) December 13, 2017
— ure_too_close (@ure_too_close) December 13, 2017
— jaden (@jay_P718) December 13, 2017
— Uvie (@31_letters) December 13, 2017
Please help me out pic.twitter.com/escIqU0llN
— over rated (@Wh0ischriss) December 11, 2017
This is Keaton Jones, he lives in Knoxville and he has a little something to say about bullying. pic.twitter.com/OwRjZgnKE0
— ray (@rahy21) December 14, 2017
Is this Keaton’s sister pic.twitter.com/vk8SsPC153
— Paloma Faith Stan (@apurposefulfag) December 14, 2017
lmaoo they made a snapchat filter for keaton
— Wendy Whaleiams is a Fat Whale (@baddescisions) December 14, 2017
— mary ☀ (@youtube_hah) December 14, 2017
What Keaton’s clan has to say in response to claims they were wildly vicious racists?
What do you make of social media’s response to this story?
That kid Keaton Jones finessed the world with his redneck ass lies
Dont believe these buck nosed ariyan circle daddy types
— Sava (@gravewalkerWYB) December 14, 2017
That “bullied” kid Keaton Jones father is a member of the Aryan Circle, which is one of the largest white supremacist prison gangs in the country. These are members (along with the dad) throwing up their gang signs. But I’m sure they are just “joking” and being “ironic” pic.twitter.com/QztGZzQspC
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) December 13, 2017
LET'S CALL A THING A THING.
The reason why bullied white children like Keaton Jones can garner countless celebrity love and thousands of dollars in donations is because we live in a society where black & brown children are dehumanized and criminalized in their youth & schools.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) December 11, 2017