In case you missed it, there’s been a phenomenal response to Keaton Jones’ video about bullying, with a whole bunch of celebrities offering support to the poor kid. Justin Bieber was brilliant too.
Justin went out of his way and actually offered his personal support to the bullied schoolboy (courtesy of Unilad). In the video, the poor boy could barely tell his story from all the tears. The other kids in the school bullied him terribly, making fun of the way he looked and at one point even humiliated him in front of everyone, by pouring milk all over him.
Despite all that, Keaton has maintained compassion for other people and has refused to become bitter or vengeful. And Justin Bieber praised exactly this.
Check out his kind message below:
The message went out to all of his 94 million Instagram followers and was viewed a whopping 3.5 million times over the course of twelve hours. In the short monochrome video, Justin said:
“The fact that he still has the sympathy and compassion for other people when he is going through it himself is a testament to who he is.
This kid is all time, he is a legend. Go check him out, his name’s Keaton.”
The Canadian superstar shared Keaton’s video on his Instagram page too, adding a sweet caption saying: ‘You got a friend in me Lil bro! Hit me on dm and we can chat!!! Love you buddy!!’
But the fans of Justin Bieber made some really kind comments too. One of them said: ‘This little boy is a hero, he is cool, he is not strange or anything. He is just an overwhelming human being. Hope he will see many many beautiful things in his life, will be loved by many people and hope he will find his own great self-confidence. Justin? This is what makes you being a great boy.”
Other celebrities joined in as well, with Snoop Dogg promising Keaton that he will be his friend for life, adding that “love is the only way to beat hate.”
People all over the world have reacted to Keaton’s message, spreading awareness and offering support:
In his original video, the crying schoolboy asked:
“Just out of curiosity, 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? It’s not OK.
People that are different don’t need to be criticised about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you.”
A response came from famous singer Rita Ora as well:
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Keep being strong and fighting the good fight, Keaton Jones. The world is on your side!