Chris Evans invited bullied boy Keaton Jones to the “Avengers: Infinity War” premiere, is real-life Captain America
Many celebrities and social media users are coming together in support of Keaton Jones. Keaton, a middle school student from Tennessee, is a victim of extreme bullying at school. Onscreen and real-life Captain America, Chris Evans, showed Keaton his support via Twitter and invited him to the Avengers: Infinity War premiere next year.
On Friday, December 8th, Kimberly Jones posted her now-viral video of son Keaton tearfully explaining his bullying situation and telling others in the same boat to stay strong. The video has been viewed over 20 million times and counting, and is now trending on many social media platforms.
Evans was joined by fellow celebrities Terry Crews, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Ryan Seacrest (to name just a few) in sharing Keaton’s message. In true heroic fashion, Evans tweeted,
"Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA next year?"
Evans’ Avengers costar, Mark Ruffalo, followed Evans’ lead. He also invited Keaton to be his guest at the premiere, telling Keaton to “forget those ignorant kids.”
Keaton’s older sister Lakyn followed up with Evans, and it looks like plans are in motion.
The threads of support for Keaton are taking over the internet in the best way. Whether you’re Captain America, Hulk, or just someone with a Twitter account, we can all promote Keaton’s anti-bullying message.
No one deserves to be bullied, and if you want to help stop it from happening, you can visit StopBullying.gov to learn more about bullying prevention.