Bullied Student Keaton Jones' Mom Speaks Out Amid Controversy

Keaton Jones, the 11-year-old Tennessee boy who opened up tearfully about the bullying he experienced at school on a video that has gone viral, says he hopes it will inspire other kids. Meanwhile, his mom is being criticized for soliciting donations on a GoFundMe site and for Facebook posts that some call racist.

Kimberly Jones sat down with NBC News to talk about some of the controversy. 

"I mean that, you know, yesterday he was a hero. You know, the world loved us. Today, the world hates us," Kimberly said during a Today sneak peek of NBC News' interview. "And again, I'm trying really hard to think that I was trying not to get caught up in the positives. So, we're not going to get caught up in the negatives."

"It was meant to be ironic and funny and extreme," she told GMA. "I am genuinely truly sorry. If I could take it back, I would."

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