In the viral video posted by his mother, Keaton Jones addresses his experience with bullying. (Screenshot: Staff)

A Knoxville boy is receiving national attention after his mother shared a video of him talking about his experience with bullying.

The video went viral shortly after Kimberly Jones posted the video on her social media account. It has since grabbed the attention of several high-profile politicians, including Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.

Several celebrities have made the move to invite Jones to special events.

Local sports teams are also joining this movement. A few Tennessee Titans and University of Tennessee at Knoxville football players have personally reached out to Jones.

Other names reaching out to Jones include Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld and Terry Crews.

USA Today reported late Monday that the story is becoming more complex, as some are accusing Keaton Jones’ family of racism. Fake fundraising accounts have also started popping up. Click here for more about that.

Alina Hunter-Grah is a contributing writer. She currently attends UTC, where she was previously the news editor of the student newspaper, The University Echo. Alina also worked at CNN during the summer of 2017 and is the former Chattanooga correspondent for 2nd & Church, a literary magazine based out of Nashville. You can reach Alina at [email protected] or on Twitter @alinahuntergrah

Updated @ 1:35 p.m. on 12/12/17 to add more information.

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