Let’s be real. No teenager likes going to the movies with their Mom. And as we’ve told y’all, teens NEED to see "Bully," a new documentary that painfully and powerfully shows the ugly face of school hallways, playgrounds and buses in America. But the MPAA slapped it with a whack-a** R-rating, so now you gotta bring your parental units, plus it can’t be screened at bullying ground zero: middle and high schools.
That’s why Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Johnny Depp, Ellen DeGeneres and Meryl Streep are raising their voice with Katy Butler, the brave 17-year-old who started the viral petition to get Bully a PG-13 rating. She surpassed her goal of 300,000 signatures and now aiming for half a million sigs!
As she told MTV Act exclusively, "Having 300,000 [signatures] by Wednesday would be amazing. That just puts that much more pressure on the MPAA." Perhaps 500,000 will help the MPAA FINALLY realize they really gotta change that rating ASAP.
The Biebz and Demi are vocal anti-bullying advocates, so they both have Bully’s back:
just watched the #BULLY movie. really intense. really powerful. we need to stand up for eachother— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 10, 2012
Please help repeal the R rating on “BULLY.” EVERYONE should be able to see it. Sign the petition chn.ge/y74nq9— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) March 1, 2012
Katy even made an appearance on Ellen's show to boost awareness about this ratings beef:
Now Johnny Depp and Meryl Strep have put their Hollywood Hancocks on the movement criticizing the MPAA -- Meryl’s daughter is even hosting a screening -- and more than 20 members of Congress have signed on as well.
Politicos and pop stars from both coasts want kids all across America to catch this gut-wrenching wake-up call in cinemas and school auditoriums because bullying has got to stop, y’all. If you want to live in a world without name-calling, locker-shoving and cyber-slamming, then take action and sign Katy’s petition today!