Demi Lovato Wants A Repeal Of R-Rating On 'Bully' Movie

Sat, March 3, 2012 9:26am EST by 10 Comments

We love that Demi uses her celebrity status to call attention to the dangers of bullying! A victim herself, she wants everybody over age 13 to see the consequences of bullying in the new documentary ‘Bully.’

Teen star Demi Lovato strongly believes in the cause against bullying. So she’s asking her almost 6 million Twitter followers to sign a petition to lower the rating for the new documentary Bully from R to PG-13! “Please help repeal the R rating on “BULLY.” EVERYONE should be able to see it. Sign the petition,” Demi tweeted.

The petition, created by Michigan high school student Katy Butler, asks for the Motion Picture Association of America to review their decision to give the film an R-Rating because of language. The petition is currently 15,000 signatures short of its 200,000 goal.

An R-rating prevents the film from being viewed by its intended audience: Teenagers in middle school and high school. You know, the ones who are bullying and being bullied the most.

The film Bully follows students across America and documents their personal struggles. The movie also shines a light on those who took their own lives to escape the daily pain and humiliation.

Will you sign the petition for Demi and all the other victims of bullying? Will you go see the film whether it’s R or PG-13?

Emily Morgan

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Posted at 12:51 PM on April 6, 2012  

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jude anne

Posted at 3:01 PM on March 29, 2012  

I have been hearing alot lately, “Oh, we must feel sorry for the bully.” Oh hell no. I was bullied alot growing up and was bullied out of my job three years ago. Since then, every job interview I had was cancelled. I am so struggling to help my parents and keep my dog. Listen up, bullies, I could care less what you went through in your life…no one has the perfect life..hell,I was born with a disease that ruined me, gave me disabilities and alot of physical pain; which also ruined my looks..just so you do not think I am lying, the disease is called Cushing’s; I could very well bully someone out of my anger, but I choose not to. Bullies are never disiplined. I am so not for spanking or slapping, etc. but if someone choses for no apparent reason, to drain someone of their self worth and drain them emotionally and physical. they should be disiplined. The problem is there was no disipline for these bullies in the past. I recently viewed videos of young people wanting to commit suicide because they were bullied. These young kids are innocent. The bullies are the one disiplining them somehow. How about we put these bullies on a chain gang for a week or two and their victims can have at them. This should deter bullying. It needs to stop before another young life commits suicide.

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Posted at 4:40 PM on March 5, 2012  

EVERYONE should be able to see this movie, maybe then some of this nonsense can stop. It amazes me that kids actually take their lives over this though.. that’s really sad.. bullying has been around forever so I’m wondering what’s different now that our kids aren’t tough enough to brush it off

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Posted at 10:25 AM on March 7, 2012  

Do you know when this movie comes out and were the petition is?

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Posted at 10:34 PM on March 27, 2012  

Click petition in the article.It’s highlighted in pink.

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Posted at 8:03 AM on March 5, 2012  

And people that said that she doesn’t care about anyone else demi has the biggest heart in the world she doesn’t want that the problem she had to have another one

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Posted at 11:07 PM on March 3, 2012  

The ratings board is a crock anyway. It is only based on the opinions of the people on the board and they are almost always especially hard on documentaries and independent films. Go Demi! Everyone needs to see this film.

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Posted at 9:43 PM on March 3, 2012  

What an amazing thing for Demi to say, bullying is something that has always been hidden and there are so many people out there that are dealing with it and those who are bullying need to learn the consequences. Its devastating that bullying takes innocent lives. :( I believe it is right that people in high school actually really at any age to see what bullying does so bullying comes to an end.
I’ll definitely tune into this documentary as I have joined Demi to go against bullying. Love ya Demi

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Posted at 12:52 PM on March 3, 2012  

This is why I love and support Demi Lovato. She’s strong and she’s standing up for herself and for those who are victims of bullying.

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Juliana Britto

Posted at 10:08 AM on March 3, 2012  

I am So proud of Demi! She are Special! she is doing very well in helping to fight with Billy!
hopefully she conssiga end the Bully. Ending the Bully Lives MT will be saved and MT will be happy people! Demi is a sample Person! Demetria Lovato is Devone of Congratulations

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