Ann Arbor's Katy Butler to deliver 200,000-plus signatures seeking PG-13 rating for 'Bully'
The Ann Arbor teen who has played an active role in the anti-bullying movement in Michigan will travel to Los Angeles Wednesday to present her petition to lower the rating of an anti-bullying documentary to officials with the Motion Picture Association of America.
Katy Butler, 17, appeared on CNN live from Detroit Friday to talk about her personal experience with bullies, as well as her effort to persuade the MPAA to drop the rating of “Bully” from R to PG-13 so more students can see it.
On Friday, Butler told CNN that her Change.org petition had more than 162,000 supporters. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, 211,706 people have signed up online.
“I think it’s an absolutely powerful, wonderful movie because these are real kids and they’re telling their real stories,” Butler told CNN. “The language in this movie is part of what makes it so powerful.”
Butler is expected to deliver her petition to officials with the MPAA at 10 a.m. Pacific time, according to a statement released Tuesday by Change.org.
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