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:
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An arrest record for Keaton's father shows that his probation for a crime was revoked in April 2015, and another record shows White was arrested in October 2012 for harassment, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking and aggravated burglary.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.
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.