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Bullied teen's estranged dad is a jailed white supremacist

A video of Keaton Jones posted by his mother showed him crying after being bullied, attracting support from millions of people, including celebrities. Picture: Supplied
A video of Keaton Jones posted by his mother showed him crying after being bullied, attracting support from millions of people, including celebrities. Picture: Supplied

THE estranged dad of bullied schoolboy Keaton Jones has a history of sharing white supremacy propaganda on Facebook, it has been revealed.

The boy's father Shawn White has jailed since May 2015 for a probation violation related to a 2012 aggravated assault conviction, according to documents.

But before he was sent to Knox County Jail he shared a series of Facebook images displaying his "Pure Breed" and "White Pride" tattoos and wearing an Nazi "SS" sweatshirt.

Bullied teen Keaton Jones's father Shawn White wears a white supremacist Nazi “SS” sweatshirt in a Facebook photo. Picture: Supplied
Bullied teen Keaton Jones's father Shawn White wears a white supremacist Nazi “SS” sweatshirt in a Facebook photo. Picture: Supplied

He also has a neck tattoo of "CWB" which may be a reference to the Crazy White Boy gang.

In one photo standing with several other men, he poses doing a hand sign connected with the Aryan circle, a large white supremacist gang found in US prisons.

His Facebook account also shows 'white pride' and 'Aryan pride' memes.

Shawn White (far right) poses doing a hand sign connected with the Aryan circle. Picture: Supplied
Shawn White (far right) poses doing a hand sign connected with the Aryan circle. Picture: Supplied

According to court documents, obtained by TMZ, White is scheduled to be set free next year.

White's Facebook photos have emerged a day after mum of Keaton, whose heartfelt video about bullying went viral, says photos she posted of her kids with a Confederate flag were "meant to be funny".

Distressed Keaton Jones, from Knoxville, Tennessee, was filmed by mum Kimberly as he cried over classmates pouring milk on him and putting ham down his shirt.

A video of Keaton Jones posted by his mother showed him crying after being bullied, attracting support from millions of people, including celebrities. Picture: Supplied
A video of Keaton Jones posted by his mother showed him crying after being bullied, attracting support from millions of people, including celebrities. Picture: Supplied

Despite initial support from stars across the globe, his mum was soon accused of being "racist" when pictures of Keaton and his family were shared online, showing them holding a Confederate flag with the caption: "I stand for the flag".

Speaking to ABC News' Good Morning America, Kimberly said: "It was meant to be funny, ironic and extreme.

"I am genuinely, truly sorry. If I could take it back I would."

Kimberly Jones has apologised for posing with a Confederate flag. Picture: Supplied.
Kimberly Jones has apologised for posing with a Confederate flag. Picture: Supplied.

Her social media past has emerged since posting a clip of son Keaton sobbing as he sits in her car after school.

In the upsetting video, Keaton says: "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?

"It's not okay."

Kimberly Jones, the mum of bullied tween Keaton Jones, says she is not racist. Picture: Supplied
Kimberly Jones, the mum of bullied tween Keaton Jones, says she is not racist. Picture: Supplied

Kimberley then encourages Keaton to outline what the bullies do to him.

He says: "They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends."

The boy then adds that they have terrorised him just moments before.

"[They] poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me," he sobs.

The likes of Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Avengers star Chris Evans, Selena Gomez and Rihanna came out in support of the schoolboy before the "racist" accusations emerged.

 

This article originally appeared on The Sunand has been republished here with permission.

Topics:  bullying keaton jones social media


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