Kailyn Lowry: Shading Keaton Jones on Twitter?!

Over the weekend, a Tennessee middle school student named Keaton Jones captured the hearts of millions thanks to a viral video in which the distraught … tearfully describing the bullying he’s endured at the hands of his classmates.

If you have yet to see Keaton courageously tell his tale, you can check out the full clip below:

Pretty heartwrenching stuff, right?

Not surprisingly, Keaton’s story has earned him the sympathy and support of hundreds of celebrities, many of whom have posted encouraging messages and even offered to meet with him.

But as is the case with just about everything in 2017, this situation isn’t as simple as it seems.

The video was recorded and uploaded by Keaton’s mother, Kimberly Jones, who presumably would’ve cleaned up her social media accounts had she known that her son was about to go viral.

Kimberly has allegedly posted several photos in which she’s seen waving an Confederate flag.

Not only that, some of her status updates are painfully ironic tone in the hours since she’s become an anti-bullying advocate:

Kimberly Jones Photo

“Dear butt hurt Americans, If you aren’t bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you can breathe, STOP crying! For the love, some folks clearly never picked a switch,” Jones recently wrote.

“And before y’all start talking to me about metaphorical, emotional, financial or historical blood & brokenness, Don’t. Join a group.”

Now, skeptics are calling for an immediate halt on donations to the GoFundMe page set up by Keaton’s mother until the situation can be sorted out.

Many beliebe that Mrs. Jones is at best an opportunist, and at worst a scam artist.

It seems one of those people is Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry:

In a since-deleted tweet, Lowry wrote, “People are really quick to throw money around before knowing the situation.”

She also retweeted an article about MMA Joe Schilling, who says he reached out to Kimberly and was shocked with the reply he received.

Kimberly Jones Messages

Schilling says that he offered to meet with Keaton and was appalled to find that his mother simply wanted cash.

Mrs. Jones has not spoken publicly about the allegations, but a source close to the situation says Schilling was communicating with a fake Instagram account.

Obviously, no matter how this situation plays out, Keaton is indisputably a victim here.

The question that remains is whether he’s being victimized by his classmates, or his bigoted parents.

Whatever the case, the support for Keaton highlighted the very best of humanity, while the allegations against his mother reminded us of the very worst.

Many have suggested that until the matter is sorted out, those who wish to offer their support to those whose lives have been affected by bullying can contribute to the fundraiser for the family of Ashawnty Davis, an elementary school girl who chose to take her own life rather than endure another day of bullying.


Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi: Who is Shading Them Now?

Emily Maynard tuned in to watch The Bachelor finale on Monday night, along with the live After the Final Rose special.

And, upon seeing Nick Viall interact with his chosen suitor, Vanessa Grimaldi, the former Bachelorette star had only one thing to say about the couple.

HA! Good luck getting married!

Maynard didn’t use these exact words, of course.

But she made her feelings on the future of Viall and Grimaldi pretty well known over Twitter.

“They look like me and you know who. Yikes!!,” Maynard wrote in response to fellow season 15 Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey, who sarcastically quipped during the After the Final Rose special:

“Y’all. Nick and Vanessa are just too real, so passionate and they are so open. Things are great! #ATFR #TheBachelorFinale.”

maynard message

For those unaware:

Maynard made her reality TV debut on season 15 of The Bachelor.

She proceeded to win and get engaged to Brad Womack.

During their own After the Final Rose interview, however, Maynard and Womack were widely mocked for their lack of chemistry. The tension was obvious from the outset.

“Watching [the season back], it was tough,” Maynard said during their special. “I look so boring … I’m sorry he gets mad when I say that.”

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Maynard and Womack did not make it down the aisle.

After the break up, Maynard became The Bachelorette… where she accepted Jef Holm’s proposal at the conclusion of Season 8.

The couple split up in October 2012 – and Maynard is now happily married to Tyler Johnson, with whom she shares baby sons Kyle and Jennings.

The ex-reality star also has a daughter, Ricki, from her previous relationship with late fiancé Ricky Hendrick.

So Maynard does have some experience in this arena when she speaks her mind.

Viall and Grimaldi, meanwhile, are aware that the odds are against them.

Few duos that get together in this fashion ever stay together, but Nick and Vanessa swear things are going well so far.

“You can never make people happy. At the end of the day, we are focusing on our relationship,” Grimadli said this week.

“It’s so easy to focus on the negative, which sometimes I do, and Nick tries to get me out of it. But it’s the world that we’re living in.”

How very true, isn’t it?

The Internet isn’t exactly a place where users send their well wishes to strangers.

It’s often quite the opposite, as Grimaldi and Viall now know well.

To their credit, Nick and Vanessa were at least aware of their awkward interactions throughout the After the Final Rose special on Monday night.

“I hope we came across as in love and passionate tonight,” Nick said in response to widespread sentiment that they looked awfully unhappy side by side.

“The reality is – we joke about it, but it’s true – we don’t know what it’s like to go to the movies together, to spend time together in the real world.

“Our relationship has been based off of stressful situations.”

And this is the rub. This helps explain why so few Bachelor and Bachelorette couples make it down the aisle.

For months, nearly all of their exchanges are contrived; they’re either outright scripted or they take place within some alternate reality of ABC programming, which sends the stars on exotic dates and sticks microphones in their faces at all times.

It’s shocking any couples from the franchise get married at all.

“We’re taking baby steps,” Grimaldi told host Chris Harrison about getting hitched.

“I think we’re still in the process of really getting to know each other … we’re very optimistic about what the future holds.”

Are YOU optimistic, though? Sound off below and vote:

Will Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi end up together?