Many celebrities and social media users are coming together in support of Keaton Jones. Keaton, a middle school student from Tennessee, is a victim of extreme bullying at school. Onscreen and real-life ‘Captain America’, Chris Evans, showed Keaton his support via Twitter and invited him to the Avengers: Infinity War premiere next year.
"Why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them?" he questions his mother who is behind the camera. She then went ahead and shared Keaton's video on her Facebook wall but later took it down.
This is what his mother wrote on Facebook, "Talk to your kids. I've even had friends of mine tell me they're kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people. We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.”
Evans’ Avengers costar, Mark Ruffalo, followed Evans’ lead. He also invited Keaton to be his guest at the premiere, telling Keaton to “forget those ignorant kids.”
Hailiee Steinfeld also invited Keaton to a film premiere: 'Pitch Perfect 3', adding in a video that, "I just wanted to say I think you are amazing."
There are ways to deal with bullying, both at school and at home. Even at home, one needs to talk to their kid and understand what's happening with them. Most importantly, children need to be taught why being a bully is not cool.