More than 75,000 people have joined a bullied high school student’s campaign on Change.org urging the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to change the rating of the new film “Bully” from “R” to “PG-13.”
In a time where bullying is being recognized as a gigantic problem in our schools, there is no reason to put roadblocks between the youth who need to see this film. Whether they are bullies themselves, youth who have been bullied, or simply someone who needs to be made to care about the problem, this film is too important to place behind an “R” rating.
“I can’t believe the MPAA is blocking American teenagers from seeing a movie that could literally save thousands of lives,” said Katie Butler, a junior at Greenhills High School who launched the campaign on Change.org. “I’m speaking out for all those students who suffer every day because of bullying. The MPAA needs to give Bully a PG-13 so the students being bullied, and the bullies themselves, can see this film and schools can show it as well.”
Information about the film can be found here.