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Bullying is no longer acceptable and a Michigan teenager wants others to know that. Katy Butler, hand-delivered more than 225,000 petition signatures to the Motion Picture Association of America Wednesday. Ellen Degeneres jumped on the teens bandwagon airing an episode five hours after Katy, 17, delivered over five boxes of signed petitions, aurging the agency to change the rating of a film about bullying from “R” to “PG-13.”
Hollywood’s God mega Harvey Weinstein’s company is distributing the film and had appealed the R-rating, but the Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees movie ratings, declined to change it. That inspired Butler who had her finger broken in a bullying incident as a seventh-grader. Butler stated; “It took 224,000 signatures to get them to talk to me, so we’ll see how many it takes to change the rating.”
Ellen stated; “I can tell you after seeing this movie, the lessons that the kids learn from this movie are more important than any words they might hear — and they’re words they already know anyway.”
The film is due out March 30.
Without knowing about this film T2C’s graphic designer wrote about his experience with Bullying in the March edition of the paper.