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

Sat, March 3, 2012 9:26am EDT by HL Intern 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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