“With the stated goal of not offending anybody, the MPAA has essentially told the bullied teens — gay and lesbian kids, autistic kids, disabled kids, fat kids and nerds and Goths and plain old weird kids who don’t fit in — ”

that their very existence is too upsetting for normal kids to see, and they should crawl back under their rocks.”

Andrew O’Hehir concludes in discussing the Motion Picture Association of America’s refusal to back down from its R-rating of the much-anticipated documentary “Bully.”

In other “Bully” news, AMC theaters will allow minors that bring a note to see the film.  Here is a PDF of the permission slip.  I’m not advocating that kids forge a signature to see the film, but it doesn’t appear that it would be that hard to do.  Just sayin’.

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~ by siouxsielaw on March 28, 2012.

One Response to ““With the stated goal of not offending anybody, the MPAA has essentially told the bullied teens — gay and lesbian kids, autistic kids, disabled kids, fat kids and nerds and Goths and plain old weird kids who don’t fit in — ””

  1. This has become a hot topic locally as there have been suicides by teens for being bullied for being different (one at my son’s high school).

    One of the local radio stations was discussing this evening the rating and that there may be an “unrated” version released where each theater can decide the restrictions based on the community standards.

    However, the local station did recommend that parents have their tween through teens see this movie as they hear worse language and see this happen in their schools all the time and there needs to be a better awareness and less tolerances of bullying behavior.

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