Avengers Stars Blasted For Inviting Bullied Kid To Infinity War Premiere

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, a video surfaced of school student Keaton Jones crying after allegedly being bullied at school. Captain America star Chris Evans saw the video, and invited the kid to see Avengers: Infinity War.

Don Cheadle did as well:

Naturally, people on Twitter looking for something to be pissed about without gathering any facts came out and began criticizing the allegedly bullied student, and posting things that turned out not to be true, including messages exchanged between MMA Fighter Joe Schilling, who posted a screenshot of someone claiming to be Keaton’s mother.

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He later admitted it was fake:

Keaton Jones’ mom, Kimberly Jones, released a few statements, saying:

“I did not tell him that I would rather have donations instead of the help from celebrities.”

She also said:

“I love my kids: Ya’ll people do not know me or my family,” Jones wrote. “Did y’all know that my son Keaton was spit on in school, picked on by teachers, that supposed to be there for him??? I’m guessing y’all didn’t because y’all wanna steady Judge me and say I’m using him for money that’s false.”

But Twitter ran with it as Schilling didn’t clarify that he fell for some random person on the internet – as did several websites, one of which posted this update:

And Twitter then ran with it as fact – because that’s what happens. Even Don Cheadle retweeted the video of what has been proven as fake. That’s not anything against Cheadle, as it was Schilling who should have checked into it a little more:

It doesn’t end:

If you needed any further proof that Twitter and basically all social media is just pitting everyone against each other, it’s about to come.

They also went after Mark Ruffalo:

There are alleged pictures of Keaton’s mom holding up confederate flags that have made the internet angry, as well as some other questionable comments – which is understandable:

But isn’t Jones at a young enough age to maybe not go after him personally? Isn’t that more of a reflection on their parents at that point? Not according to Twitter:

So at this point, there are many allegations and accusations being taken and reported as real, when some of them have already been proven false, such as the GoFundMe account (set up by a scammer) and the Instagram messages.

It’s also clear that Twitter’s solution to solve bullying – is by more bullying. It’s been shown that vicious Twitter mobs can lead to some committing suicide, but apparently that doesn’t matter.

It just makes you stop to think about all of the things that people will believe on the internet these days – simply because it’s on the internet.