I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write on this but as RuPaul says on drag race, ‘please leave the stage as I deliberate.’ Well I deliberated and decided to give my 2 cents. It’s probably been said already but no matter.
When the posts of Keaton started to pop up I refused to watch the video. I saw this image of a boy who clearly was in distress. A boy who was clearly in pain so I knew that I would get emotional if I watched the video. I know that feeling of pain because I too in elementary school was bullied. My son unfortunately felt the pain too in elementary school and as a parent I know how the mom must feel as the pain, although different, is unbearable. Even after seeing all the support from Hollywood, the sports and music industry I stayed clear of the video. Not too long after, the stories about the mom and this family and their shadiness started to make noise. Story after story. There are even stories that Keaton isn’t that innocent either.
There are two things 2017 will be remembered for; fake news and the over use of the word ‘narrative’. Well… maybe three… hard to ignore Trump but you kinda feel that they’re all related. Am I right?
We live now in times where there is so much that is fake. We seem to thrive on it. From Facebook, to especially Instagram we promote and push a fake narrative. Most of what’s on Instagram is nothing but smoke and mirrors. I believe that Keaton got bullied but I also believe that his mom is a liar. She took it upon herself to make the news rounds with Keaton to explain herself. Her explanations are nothing short of bullshit. You have a husband who’s a white supremacist, you take photos with the confederate flag which was meant to be ‘funny’ somehow…and then you have this:
I think it’s pretty clear what y’all are about. There is no fake news here You are what you are.
It’s all about the narrative.