Tackling Keaton Jones (not literally)

The New Daily asked me to write a piece about the strange case of Keaton Jones, a Tennessee kid who cried about being bullied and was embraced by the world’s celebrities, before allegations emerged that his mother (and even Keaton, the 11 year old) might be Confederate-flag-loving racists, and all the celebrities jumped off the bandwagon as quickly as they’d arrived.

It is the sort of internet/social media story that didn’t exist a decade ago. The whole thing happened from Friday, when Keaton cried, to Monday when Twitter posts of support were being furiously deleted.

This is the piece I wrote.

It was an interesting topic to dive into and got the comments flying, for and against.

The article was the top-ranked post on The New Daily throughout Thursday, December 14.

 

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