Celebs Withdraw Support for Keaton Jones As Mother Addresses Racism Accusations

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And now, his mother is speaking out on accusations of racism.

Keaton Jones spoke out for the first time since the video of him describing the bullying he faces at school went viral. He garnered big-name support from Cardi B and LeBron James among others.

On Monday, Kimberly Jones told Fox News that "she took down those photos for a reason".

Rihanna replaced her post with one about two young girls who recently died of suicide because of bullying.

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The images sparking the backlash included a photo of Kimberly Jones holding up the Confederate flag and a family photo including Keaton where the Confederate flag was pictured hanging alongside the American flag.

Twitter users have chimed in about the 180. They call me ugly.

One person didn't think that was realistic, however. The GoFundMe page has been put on hold, though it's yet unclear if it was being held by a third party not associated with the family. Just over $11,000 was raised in 10 days.

"The only two photos on my entire planet that I am anywhere near a Confederate flag", Jones says of the photos, which many have deemed her racist for. Kimberly has admitted that the photos are real, claiming they were "meant to be ironic and amusing and extreme, ' and saying that 'I feel like we're not racist.' Sister Lakyn has also denied accusations of racism". UFC President Dana White along with others from the MMA community reached out to the Jones family including Bellator star Joe Schilling who had a rude awakening once in contact with who he believed was Keaton's mother.

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"I knew that it could be great and I knew that it could be very bad", she said. "They had said that someone was going to beat me up in lunch so I texted my mom and I said 'what do I do here?'" Keaton told CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann.

Online, several continued to criticize Jones. "They are giving him something to keep him up and motivate him that life isn't as bad and just because you are getting bullied you don't' have to down yourself about it", said Kirby.

Keaton said he knows there's no quick solution to bullying, and that the video he made and all the attention it's getting might make things even more hard at school.

Eleven-year-old Keaton Jones said he "never imagined" his story would gain the attention of dozens of celebrities, including Donald Trump Jr., who offered him an invitation to his home. I can assure you of that.

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The school board said, "We do not and will not tolerate bullying and have a policy in place that addresses conduct taking place on school grounds".

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