Keaton Jones' viral fame has been both ‘great’ and ‘awful,’ his mom says


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The Keaton Jones story started out so simple over the weekend: Kid makes a video about being bullied. Video goes viral. Kid gets support far and wide, including all sorts of cool invitations from famous people in sports and entertainment. 

Then it got complicated: There was talk of racism. Accusations of opportunistic and fraudulent fund-raising. Even cruel social media commentary that portrayed Keaton as the character Sloth from “The Goonies,” bringing the bullying full circle. 

“I knew that it could be great, and I knew that it could be awful,” Keaton’s mom, Kimberly, said on “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday. “And it has been.” 

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Author: Christie D'Zurilla


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