Justin Bieber is using his massive platform to speak up for others. The pop superstar took to his Instagram, a platform with 94.6 million followers, on Sunday night (Dec. 10) to share words of encouragement with Keaton Jones — a Knoxville boy who emotionally shared his experiences with bullies.
Bieber first posted two videos back-to-back to his Instagram story saying, “Keaton, you’re a damn beast. You’re a boss. You’re a legend. Screw those kids! Those kids are a bunch of turds. Dude, first of all, Keaton, you are a legend. You’re a beast. You’re a boss. You’re an icon. But I just want to say you’re inspiring so many people with your message and your authenticity and your realness.”
Shortly after, Bieber posted a permanent video to his Instagram where he continued to show impassioned support for Keaton. “The fact that he still has the sympathy and compassion for other people when he’s going through it himself is a testament to who he is, and this kid is all-time. He’s a legend. Go check him out. His name is Keaton.”
Bieber re-posted Keaton’s video and captioned it with: “You got a friend in me Lil bro! Hit me on DM and we can chat!!! Love you buddy!!”
In the video, Keaton asks, “Why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?”
Check them both out below.