Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Activists Petition MPAA To Downgrade Bullying Documentary's R-Rating

The Huffington Post (2/28) reports that after the Motion Picture Association of America denied "an appeal to downgrade" the R rating of "Bully," "a documentary, which highlights the effects of school bullying," parents, educators and other activists petitioned "the MPAA to overturn its ruling." Due to "strong language," supporters of the film "are upset that a film intended to educate audiences about an important issue will be barred from schools and won't be accessible to those who are most affected by it -- children under 17." The piece adds, "Still, the MPAA defends its decision."

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