Bully - US congress members support petition
With the controversy surrounding the rating for The Bully Project, the Weinstein brothers have thrown themselves in yet another fight with the MPAA. A dispute that outdoes the last uproar they caused when their film The King's Speech got an R rating for similar language reasons.
The discussions about the docu addressing mobbing among US schoolchilden, which got an R rating for coarse language, seem endless and did not stop even when the MPAA seemingly put an end to the debate by sticking to the "R" in the appeal hearing, as well. In order to be able to show the film in schools, a PG-13 rating is necessary. It comes as no surprise that the Weinsteins are infuriated by the MPAA's ruling.
In the meantime, a schoolgirl started a petition that has been signed by 275.000 people as of yet. Now, it seems that it has gotten even more substantial backing by 20 members of US congress, who also demand to change the rating for The Bully Project. Their statement reads:
It will remain interesting if this remarkable movement against the MPAA's decision actually changes anything. Will the MPAA rethink their ruling and give in, making The Bully Project a PG-13 movie after all?
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