Katy Butler, a 17-year-old Michigan student who has experienced bullying first-hand, traveled from her home state to LA this week to deliver an online petition to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The document contains an impressive 220,000+ signatures calling for the organization to revise down its “R” rating for upcoming Weinstein Co. documentary release Bully.
“The MPAA told me they did not want to change the rating…” Butler said. “I felt very dismissed, like I was talked down to because I’m a high school student. They only wanted to talk ratings; I was hoping they would really listen to what I have to say.”