Keaton Jones’ mother, Kimberly Jones, appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ today to talk about the controversy surrounding her son’s anti-bullying video and her racist-leaning Facebook posts.
Kimberly admitted she posted the photo of her family posing with confederate flags, but says that it was never meant to be racist.
“I feel like anybody who wants to take the time to ask anybody who I am or even troll through some other pictures, I mean I feel like we’re not racist,” Kimberly told ABC News. “I mean, people that know us, know that.”
“It was meant to be ironic and funny and extreme. I am genuinely, truly sorry. If I could take it back, I would,” she continued.
“If they want to hate me and whatever that’s fine, but still talk to your kids,” Kimberly added. “Because [bullying] is an epidemic.”
According to ABC’s T.J. Holmes, Kimberly says the confederate flag pictures weren’t a big deal because they’re in the south.
“The mother, again, her defense, she says, ‘Hey, we’re in the South. This is Tennessee. There are Confederate flags all over the place,’” T.J. told his colleagues.
Kimberly also fought back against claims that she was using their story to extract money from people. She approved one GoFundMe campaign to be set up in Keaton’s honor, but says that others were fakes.
Watch her interview below.