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Celebrities Are Sending Messages Of Support To A Young Boy From Tennessee After He Was Bullied

"People that are different don't need to be criticized about it, 'cause it's not their fault."

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Last Friday, Kimberly Jones shared a video of her son Keaton tearfully revealing he had been bullied.

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In the video — which has since been viewed over 17 million times — Keaton asks, "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?"

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"It's not okay."

As Jones described in her Facebook post, Keaton asked to be picked up from school again because he was afraid to go to lunch.

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According to Keaton, bullies poured milk on him, "put ham down [his] clothes," and threw bread at him.

As for other kids being bullied, he told his mom, "I don't like that they do it to me and I for sure don't like that they do it to other people, 'cause it's not okay. People that are different don't need to be criticized about it, 'cause it's not their fault."

Yet, despite everything, Keaton still managed to share a message of hope.

The video now has 18 million views, and numerous celebrities have shared uplifting messages in support of Keaton.

Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school… https://t.co/Q9xozT7NWQ

Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend ( but srs… https://t.co/jBK7ON2pMS

Keaton I, along with my @CSUFootball and @packers brothers wanted you to know that we stand against bullying.… https://t.co/zybymNBLAl

I’m so Sad and angry like I’m OD hot 😡😪Please teach your kids not to be bullies .Teach them how to be tough 👊🏽but not too pick on others

Hi @Lakyn_Jones, could you pass this message along to Keaton? ❤

Meet Keaton Jones a very smart little boy who is being bullied at school. This video is heartbreaking!! I want to b… https://t.co/0dLPXZ2dAA

Keaton's sister stated on Twitter that Keaton is doing well and loves that his video is spreading awareness about bullying.

The Support is overwhelmingly! He is doing good and loving the awareness his video! #StandWithKeaton

BuzzFeed has reached out to Keaton's family for comment.

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