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Justin Bieber

13-Year-Olds

Can Handle F-Words

3/22/2012 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Justin Bieber
insists ... 13-year-olds nowadays can handle a few F-words -- which is why it doesn't make sense to give the new "Bully" movie an R-rating ... especially when young teens can benefit from the message behind the film.

Bieber called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago -- claiming the anti-bullying message of the new documentary far outweighs any harm that comes from the F-bombs contained in the movie. As a result, the rating should be lowered to PG-13.

According to Bieber, if "Hunger Games" can be rated PG-13 -- a movie that depicts the violent deaths of young teenagers -- so can "Bully."

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CeeDee    

I think that the rating it was given is because it is real life, and the MPAA thought that they should make it be rated "R" because the parents should be with their children while seeing this movie. Two of the kids ended up killing themselves, and the parents should be there to see how it affects their kids and be there to talk to them about it. The filmmaker should have no grief with the rating. If the parents are with the kids, the box office revenue increases.

908 days ago
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enzoiscool    

This movie should definitely be a PG-13. With that said, however, I do want to make this comment - I am 56 years old and I can still remember the horror known as high school. My first week, I was threatened by a girl named Kathy Brock who accused me of stealing her boyfriend (a guy I ended up dating all through high school and actually married for 3 years but that's another story). Her friends gave me the name "Witchy Poo" because I was ugly and had a big nose and they threatened to kill me every day. I went to a high school called Patterson co-op in Dayton, Ohio and when I became a junior, they had a program where I worked for two weeks and attended school for two weeks and we had year round school. Going to work for two weeks a month when I was a junior is what saved me. For two weeks a month, I didn't have to deal with the terror that I was subjected to for four years. I later bloomed into an attractive young woman and was shocked in my 20's when guys would hit on me. I remember running into one of my abusers, a girl named Diane Borders (the one who nick-named me "witchy poo") and she was a sweet as she could be. I was working at City Hall in Dayton, Ohio and she was there visiting someone about a water bill or something. You would have thought that she was one of my closest friends. All the memories came flooding back that day. My point is that this was over 40 years ago and society is just catching on that there are bullys that make people's lives a living hell - shame on all of you for being a day late and a dollar short - trust me, this has been going on since the beginning of time.

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