Bullied middle schooler Keaton Jones' estranged father is reportedly a white supremacist

The family of 11-year-old Keaton Jones from Knoxville, Tennessee, has been in the spotlight of controversy since Jones went viral over the weekend for woefully recounting the bullying he experienced at school.

Now, Keaton's father has come into question after TMZ shared Facebook photos from a social media page allegedly belonging to him.

See the controversial posts linked back to Keaton Jones' parents:

Controversial posts linked to Keaton Jones' parents
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Controversial posts linked to Keaton Jones' parents
A Snapchat image Kimberly Jones, Keaton Jones' mother, reportedly posted in reference to the controversy surrounding NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem.
A scathing critique linked to Jones' Facebook page that was posted in August.

A photo Jones posted featuring Keaton alongside other children with an American flag and a Confederate flag. 

A photo of Jones posing with a massive Confederate flag.

A photo of Keaton Jones's father, Shawn White, alongside other men holding up a hand sign reportedly connected to the Aryan Circle, a white supremacist gang.

One of the memes shared on White's Facebook page.
Another meme in question shared on White's Facebook page.
A photo of White showing off his 'Pure Breed' and 'White Pride' tattoos.

The reportedly estranged father of Keaton Jones, Shawn White, has a history of sharing white supremacy propaganda on Facebook, according to the celebrity news website. Multiple memes now in question feature sayings like, "HOLY F*** I LOVE BEING WHITE," "Keep Calm and be White Pride,"  and "Aryan Pride."

A shirtless selfie obtained by the outlet from White's social profile also shows the 36-year-old bearing a tattoo that reads across his chest "Pure breed" and “White pride” across his stomach.


According to TMZ, White is currently in prison serving a sentence for violating a probation order back in 2015. The outlet also reported that White is not expected to be released until next year.

An arrest record for Keaton's father shows that his probation for a crime was revoked in April 2015, and another record shows White was arrested in October 2012 for harassment, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking and aggravated burglary. White was jailed again a year later for aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, driving with a suspended license and evading arrest.

SEE ALSO: Mother of Keaton Jones says Confederate flag photos were supposed to be 'ironic and funny'

It remains unclear what -- if any -- relationship Keaton has with his father. The last time White posted a photo of his son was back in January 2015 and it has been reported that there is no record of Keaton's parents ever legally marrying.

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