After WEEKS of protests, petitions and official statements, the dispute over the rating for the documentary Bully is finally over. The MPAA has finally decided to give the movie a PG-13 rating!!
In case you've been taking a nap for the past month or so, here's what you missed: the rating for Bully has been the center of a HUGE controversy.
The doc was made to educate KIDS on the effects of bullying, but the MPAA gave the pic an "R" rating cause of its adult language. It was pret-ty lame that kids couldn't see the movie, and the whole reason for making the film was lost. Eventually producers decided to release the doc as "Unrated" - meaning theater operators could decide who would be allowed to see the movie.
BUT now they've got their way — and all they had to do was remove three naughty words!
Bully's director, Lee Hirsch, released a statement saying:
"I feel completely vindicated with this resolution. While I retain my belief that PG-13 has always been the appropriate rating for this film, as reinforced by Canada's rating of a PG, we have today scored a victory from the MPAA."
We're sure Canada's rating did help, but celeb support from Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres and Meryl Streep and MANY more didn't hurt either!
Now that you can… GO WATCH BULLY TODAY!
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