A heartwrenching video went viral over the weekend that shows an 11-year-old Tennessee boy named Keaton Jones crying after being bullied at school.
On Monday, he admitted that he never expected his plight to make headlines. "I don't like going back and thinking about it because that was awful," he admitted to WVLT Local 8 News.
Keaton also addressed the overwhelming amount of support he's gotten from the public and whose response meant the most. "Chris Evans," he declared. "Most definitely, I love Captain America, and to know I have Captain America on my side, that is amazing."
Keaton's story, however, has also taken a darker turn. Social media users have dug up Facebook photos that appear to show his mother Kimberly posing with the Confederate flag. She also allegedly made racist comments online.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe account created in Keaton's honor that raised more than $58,000 has been suspended over the allegations.
Keaton's sister Lakyn responded by tweeting, "We haven’t received any money and don’t plan on it. The GoFundMe's aren’t by any of us." She added, "Those who know me and my family know we aren’t racist. My brother doesn’t say the N-word. Please leave it alone."
My family will continue to support each other. You all can hate and tweet all you want but our faith cant be shaken— Lakyn 🎄 (@Lakyn_Jones) December 11, 2017
The Instagram KimberlyJones_38 is NOT my mom. She has a private Instagram and hasn’t talked to anyone. We haven’t received any money and don’t plan on it. The gofundme’s aren’t by any of us.— Lakyn 🎄 (@Lakyn_Jones) December 11, 2017
Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA next year? https://t.co/s1QwCQ3toi— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017