It appears that another bullied kid is attending the Avengers: Infinity War premiere next year after Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo aka the Hulk/Bruce Banner personally invites him to the event. Over the weekend, Captain America actor Chris Evans asked Keaton Jones to the same the event after an emotional video of Keaton sharing his experience of other kids making fun of him went viral.
While it was initially regarded as a commendable act, Keaton's situation got a bit complicated following several reports emerging of his parents allegedly supporting racist causes and even trying to monetize the young teen's viral video by launching a fundraiser at GoFundMe, which quickly accumulated more than $50,000. Since then, the online appeal has been shut down, although it's unclear what will happen to the collected funds. Meanwhile, the Knoxville-native and his mother, Kimberly, have come forward and defended themselves against the backlash denying claims that the Jones matriarch is racist, also explaining that the other fundraising accounts with the boy's name on it are fake. They maintained that the video was posted not in pursuit of fame or fortune, but to raise awareness with regard to how badly bullying could affect someone's life.
As we wait for the final verdict in Keaton's case, it seems like there will be a new kid joining the VIP list of people attending the Infinity War premiere in Los Angeles. But unlike the first viral video where we saw Keaton obviously in distress about kids bullying him, this one seems to have a pretty good grasp of what's happening, not letting the hurtful words get into his head. Because of that, he scores a date with both Ruffalo and even Don Cheadle (who plays War Machine) to next year's star-studded event. Check out Ruffalo's tweet personally inviting the boy to the affair:
This young man is my Hero too. The kids know in their hearts what is right. Both want to be accepted outside of their appearance. Me and @DonCheadle would like to invite this gentleman to the premiere of #InfinityWar as our guest. https://t.co/U0cgplnqas
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 12, 2017
Upon digging into more about the kid, whose name is Nyeeam Hudson, we learn that he truly is wise beyond his years, and his short but inspiring words in the clip aren't scripted whatsoever. Appearing in multiple shows like Steve Harvey's Little Big Shots and Good Morning America, the youngster apparently has traveled the world as a motivational speaker. Try listening to one of his speeches and it's not hard to be in awe of just how positive his outlook on life is. Safe to say, it seems like his road to the Marvel premiere will be less controversial compared to Keaton's.
Dubbed the culmination of everything that has transpired in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the last decade, Avengers: Infinity War is regarded as one, if not the most anticipated film of 2018. Helmed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the movie boasts a massive cast featuring the extended roster of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including the Guardians of the Galaxy, plus other individually operating superheroes such as Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange and Tom Holland's Spider-Man. Unfortunately, the gathering will stem from the imminent arrival of Mad Titan Thanos, who aims to collect all six Infinity Stones in order to execute his universe-altering evil plans.
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- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018