Justin Bieber: 'Bully' Shouldn't Be Rated R

Thu, March 22, 2012 6:32pm EST by 9 Comments
Justin Bieber: Bully Should Not Be Rated R

Justin can’t see why ‘Bully’ received an R rating for a few curse words, and ‘The Hunger Games’ has a PG-13 rating for a movie where kids kill each other. We don’t understand it either, Biebs.

Are a few curse words worth it to expose kids to the horrors of bullying? Justin Bieber spoke with TMZ Live to discuss the current ratings controversy surrounding the much talked-about documentary Bully and its R-rating. “I think it [Bully] probably should have been PG-13. If these kids can see what’s going on in schools around the world, maybe they’ll want to make a change,” Justin told TMZ.

TMZ Live host Harvey Levin asked Justin why such an important film like Bully received an R rating from the MPAA and the fictional flick The Hunger Games, arguably a more violent movie, only received a PG-13 rating. Justin confessed his fandom for the trilogy series but felt more strongly that teens be able to see Bully.

“I think Bully can serve a purpose, there’s more to it than just the curse words,” Justin said. “At the end of the day, they don’t know the thing [bullying] that it’s doing to the kids in schools.”

We agree. Hunger Games will definitely be a fun adventure, but Bully could improve kids’ lives.

Justin is one of a number of celebrities signing a petition seeking a lower rating for the film Bully. He joins signers like talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and teen sensation Demi Lovato.

We’re so glad to see Justin Bieber speaking out for the victims of bullying and all those who could possibly be spared from its harsh consequences from watching this important film.

Emily Morgan

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