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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Posted at 9:56 AM on April 28, 2012  

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Posted at 3:18 PM on April 18, 2012  

I think it should be rated r because i found it hard to watch when they killed him and they drop acid and smoke all the time and he rapes that girl and you see gay pornography when he is raping her… its a larry clark movie after all.

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Posted at 2:36 AM on April 2, 2012  

I cant believe i am saying this but i agree with him. When i think of bullying i think of justin because of the media and how kids rip on the internet. He even had a water bottle thrown at him in his concert and was killed on South Park. So yeah it only makes sense that he would feel that way.

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Posted at 11:26 AM on March 24, 2012  

Wow, did HL seriously take my comment off this article??? >:(

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Posted at 11:27 AM on March 24, 2012  

No hun. It probably just didn’t show up on ur comp, cause it’s still there, but I totally agree with you!

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Posted at 11:28 AM on March 24, 2012  

I totally agree with Justin! It should NOT be rated R.

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Posted at 3:02 AM on March 23, 2012  

yes! go Bieber

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Posted at 8:08 PM on March 22, 2012  

They’re are at least 3 F-words mentioned in that movie and it should not be PG-13. I think in the UK it should earn a ’15’ rating, and in Canada it should be 14A.

Every country have its own values of viewing bullies.

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Posted at 11:28 PM on March 23, 2012  

So does that mean that countries are “promoting” bullying?

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