GoFundMe account set up for Tennessee boy who shared bullying story on video put on hold

A GoFundMe account set up for a Tennessee boy who claimed in a teary video that he was being bullied is not accepting any more donations as suspicions grow about his mother's motives.

The account, which was created on Saturday by a Joseph Lam, was to help Keaton James financially and had received more than $57,000 in donations. But on Monday evening, he paused the contributions, without giving a reason.

TheFacebook video, which was posted by Keaton’s mother, Kimberly Jones, on Friday and garnered over 18 million views, has since been deleted. Numerous celebrities, including Demi Lovato, Chris Evans and Snoop Dogg, tweeted their support for the boy.

But Keaton’s sob story quickly turned controversial when MMA fighter Joe Schilling said he had exposed a woman claiming to be Kimberly Jones.

Schilling said in an Instagram video he reached out to Jones offering to take her son to a Los Angeles show, but said she just “wants money” and wanted him to share a GoFundMe page.

It wasn’t clear if it was the same page created by Lam. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jones told Fox News she “did not tell him (Schilling) that I would rather have donations instead of the help from celebrities.”

RELATED: Celebrities respond to Keaton Jones

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Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school… https://t.co/Q9xozT7NWQ
Little buddy, I was bullied when I was a kid. You are right #ItGetsBetter! You are my own personal super hero. Prot… https://t.co/nY1ujnVID3
Keaton-Don't waste time wondering why a bully would be so mean-They're sad people who think hurting others will mak… https://t.co/56dzuWMhX4
This is heartbreaking. But the response of support for him is a beautiful thing. Add me to your long list of friend… https://t.co/d4hV4JiqwP
Hi @Lakyn_Jones, could you pass this message along to Keaton? ❤ https://t.co/3l8P4fKAqW
I would love to come meet this guy and provide bodyguard services!!!Connect me as well!!!! Bullies suck!! I won’t s… https://t.co/RgtWM7O33A
Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend ( but srs… https://t.co/jBK7ON2pMS
Keaton- hang in there. Keep studying and never lose sight of your dreams. I was bullied and called fat. It gets bet… https://t.co/R2rvoGV33J
#KeatonJones, your curiosity and kindness will overcome this moment and bring you many better days to come.… https://t.co/T6vXr2MbgB
.@lakyn_jones Hey Keaton, bullies are the ones with the problems NOT you. Many are bullied at home and pass it on.… https://t.co/gufKfZS88K
Keaton.. I feel your pain but here's a secret.. mean kids only bully those they are jealous of.. you hang in there.… https://t.co/Si6ULgk7BO
Keaton Jones you are awesome, I hope you know that hurt people hurt people. Your video touched my heart and I can’t… https://t.co/TGq6J69Tmm
buddy next time I make it home to Knox I'm going to walk into that lunchroom with you and watch the bullies say the… https://t.co/TzHSQ1vkXR
Come on buddy!! We have a place for you at the table!! I kinda wanna be your bestfriend 😍 #keatonbecomesachrisley https://t.co/8d5mDmacJX
. I need Keaton Jones to appear on Chrisley Knows best , this Kid can change the world and I wanna help him do it .… https://t.co/ozuipgWF6T
#StandWithKeaton #StopBullying ✊🏾
Damn right! Bullies are straight up wack, corny, cowards, chumps, etc, etc! Keaton keep your head up buddy and push… https://t.co/4acIigHqeT
Keaton Jones is a face and a voice for many. We need to lift each other up, and lead by example for children, who l… https://t.co/uyqKqYoM6U
.@Lakyn_Jones Dear Keaton, It’s too bad those kids really know how to waste food. And usually when someone makes fu… https://t.co/VfE1rzmiOV
Say lil Man U gotta friend in me for life hit me on dm so we can chop it up love is the only way to beat hate 👊🏾☝🏾
Keaton I, along with my @CSUFootball and @packers brothers wanted you to know that we stand against bullying.… https://t.co/zybymNBLAl
@Everything_TN This is my message for Keaton. Love you buddy https://t.co/pdYK5E7JRk
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She also made headlines Monday after an alleged Facebook post showed her posing with a Confederate flag.

“I've taken that down for a reason,” Jones told Fox News, without saying why.

Lam later posted, “THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE MOM!!” and added that he didn’t personally know the family but just wanted help Keaton. It’s also unclear where the funds will go.

A GoFundMe spokesman told the Daily News the funds raised on Lam’s page are paused until the company verifies a campaign beneficiary. The company is working to make sure the money goes to Keaton, the spokesman said.

RELATED: Jones' mom faces backlash over Confederate flag photos

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🗣 #KeatonJones mother Kimberly Jones used his pain and suffering as a platform just to go viral and get money and I… https://t.co/hcXYCxMz80
#KimberlyJones mother of #KeatonJones has posted numerous white supremacist posts online. I think it’s terrible her… https://t.co/soxpHWSf7k
Thank you to the man above this lady almost finessed the entire world into paying her and her son! #KimberlyJones… https://t.co/SJTWgn9Y4j
@BarryEhlert @e__god What’s to look into? Kimberly Jones’ social media account is as available as anyone else’s. Yo… https://t.co/rc2C812ICw
@TheRoot Well damn. Fished in again. Kimberly Jones should be ashamed raising her kids to be racists and using her son for free money.
Some of my Brooklyn homies mad as shit they wasn’t down with the Kimberly Jones scam. Shit was better than pieces hittin during Xmas
@KimberlyJones_3 Hope u did the run thru that money yet bitch, so you can redund all the kind people who fell for this trash scam.
Everybody get on it and email support@gofundme.com and expose Kimberly Jones (mother of crying little white boy say… https://t.co/Pfn70TDJck
So turns out the kid who got bullied.... his mom is racist as sh*t. Search her Kimberly Jones.
Konfederate Kunt Kimberly Jones Keaton isn't bloodied nor does he have any sticky out bones and he still breathing. Tell him STOP his noise.
The irony behind Keaton Jones bullying video is that his mom Kimberly Jones is a confederate flag waving racist. Oh… https://t.co/CV82RMAAKh
I still sympathize with #KeatonJones being bullied because no child is born a racist but his mother Kimberly Jones… https://t.co/3onrIafjn7
LMAO. She is a racist, confederate flag waiving, Trump voting, NFL-protester-hating bigot, but.... please tag Snoop… https://t.co/o2bsruiAbc
If my people aren't the most forgiving people idk who is Kimberly Jones is proof of that. NO ONE should be bullying… https://t.co/iAA9iNNks6
Imma let yall finish giving #KeatonJones All the love & support yall are giving him it's wonderful & No one deserve… https://t.co/RUVnHa1Trb
@nbcwashington Kimberly Jones is also a racist bully https://t.co/G3pBlGCVQT
I'm not down with bullying but Keanton Jones mother Kimberly Jones is a straight up RACIST & she has installed RACI… https://t.co/xstgeT5dfR
@tariqnasheed I have known Kimberly Jones since high school. I can vouch that she is in no way a racist. She has a… https://t.co/YhVSURMTXC
@iamcardib Girl his mom is a racist that hates Spanish and black people go to her Facebook Kimberly jones go look a… https://t.co/6XTHJmdbLl
@LibyaLiberty I'm sorry to say this, but his mother, Kimberly Jones, is a White Supremacist who has posted offensiv… https://t.co/ZjufPpqPWV
@longtimefan19 @PattyArquette @Lakyn_Jones @JamieOGrady Dont waste your money, Kimberly Jones is a racist and a cle… https://t.co/aTrySupvUE
Smh @gofundme should cancel that Kimberly Jones fundraiser for her son Keaton if she's a racist. Can't be enabling bullshit in 2017.
Yeah. Kimberly Jones is racist. This not about politics. This is about humanity. https://t.co/IzZtaY9UoI
I feel bad for #KeatonJones, not because he was a bullied (I too was bullied at his age), but his mom Kimberly Jone… https://t.co/MTJo61JMhF
Kimberly Jones' (Keaton's Mom) political views don't match yours! That doesn't mean she is racist! Having a picture… https://t.co/Y7fxzRfRVu
Kimberly Jones, whose video of her bullied son is all over the world today, may have wanted to purge all the racism… https://t.co/zRXi0s26uG
Kimberly Jones is a racist piece of shit who used her facially challenged son as a come up. #KeatonJones… https://t.co/3VkGq5tFCz
everyone's saying there's no evidence that keaton was being racist but im just wondering where is the evidence of h… https://t.co/dS0LlRyROF
By Kimberly Jones being racist, she’s really no different from the shithead kids who are bullying her child. #KeatonJonesIsAwesome
"There is evidences that Kimberly Jones she's a liar and racist !!!" BUT KEATON CAN'T BE BLAME FOR HAVING SUCH MOM… https://t.co/hwO46agrhs
So turns out the kid who got bullied.... his mom is racist as sh*t. Search her Kimberly Jones.
@danawhite Unfortunately, Keaton Jones mom Kimberly Jones was just exposed by tmz as a Confederate flag waving Raci… https://t.co/ivzab4JDqq
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