Video of Tennessee student Keaton Jones tearfully explaining to his mother how he’s been bullied at school spread around the internet over the weekend. Jones gives a heartbreaking account of how other students bully him both physically and emotionally and how he doesn’t have friends, which has led to a massive outpouring of support from around the entertainment world.
“They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,” Keaton says. When asked what they do to him, he tells his mother they “put milk on me and put ham down my clothes, throw bread on me.” He also asks why bullies take pleasure in being mean, questioning what the point of it all is.
“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 them? It’s not okay.”
The video, originally posted on his mom’s Facebook, rapidly spread around social media, leading stars from sports and entertainment to voice their support for the young man. Among those who joined in the outpouring of support for Jones and speaking out against bullying in general were a number of WWE superstars, including A.J. Styles and Kevin Owens.