This story seems to get weirder and weirder everyday. It starts with everyone cheering for this kid who was bullied because everyone can agree bullies suck. One day the kid was “bullied” for being racist. That pissed some people off.
The next day it turned out his mom was racist. She went on TV and defended herself.
Then it was alleged that she just wanted money for x-mas.
Now the dad is in the news…
According to UniLad: Nobody could fail to be moved by schoolboy Keaton Jones’ brave stand against the bullies who were making his life hell.
However, disturbing revelations about Keaton’s estranged father suggest he doesn’t share his son’s message of peace.
Keaton’s dad, Shawn White, is reportedly a white supremacist, who’s used social media to spread hateful propaganda.
Images of White have emerged where he sports ‘Pure Breed’ and ‘White Pride’ tattoos, as well as a neck tattoo which reads ‘CWB’ – short for ‘Crazy White Boy’.
In others, he’s dressed in an ‘SS’ sweatshirt.
According to TMZ, since 2015, White has been serving time in a Knox County Jail.
This sentence is for apparently violating his probation in relation to a 2012 conviction for aggravated assault.
However, prior to his incarceration, White showed some very worrying social media activity indeed.
Back in 2014, he posted various offensive memes with captions such as ‘HOLY F*** I LOVE BEING WHITE,’ ‘Keep Calm and be White Pride’ and ‘Aryan Pride.’
These revelations come after pictures of Keaton’s mother, Kimberly, emerged, where she’s seen posing and smiling with a confederate flag.
Defending her actions during an interview on CBS This Morning, Kimberly said:
I feel like anybody who wants to take the time to ask anybody who I am or even troll through some other pictures, I mean I feel like we’re not racist.
I mean, people that know us, know us.
It was meant to be ironic and funny and extreme. I am genuinely truly sorry. If I could take it back, I would.
Keaton’s sister, Lakyn, has also taken to social media to insist her family are not racist – and in another tweet, explains an Instagram account believed to be her mother’s is nothing to do with them, nor are the GoFundMe pages.
The Instagram account was deactivated some time on Monday after MMA’s Joe Schilling posted a screenshot of a conversation with the user, who wrote to him ‘what happened to us whites sticking together?’
One GoFundMe account which had been set up has also been shut down following the backlash, the page had raised more than £45,000.