Viral Bullying Video Now Caught Up in Backlash

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A feel-good story about a bullied kid drawing support from all over has turned into a mess. The mother of Keaton Jones is now trying to fend off a backlash that ensued after social media images emerged showing her and the family posing with a Confederate flag. "It was meant to be ironic and funny and extreme," Kimberly Jones told Good Morning America, reports E! Online.  

"I am genuinely truly sorry. If I could take it back I would." The Tennessee woman is also pushing back against allegations that the flag photos demonstrate that she's racist. “The only two photos—the only two photos on my entire planet that I am anywhere near a Confederate flag," she says, per People. "I've said I spent most of my life being bullied and judged because I wasn’t racist.”

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