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Parents Television Council praises film-ratings board for giving R to teen documentary 'Bully'
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' A petition urging the film-ratings board to overturn the R rating it gave to the teen-centric documentary "Bully" has garnered more than 250,000 signatures, but at least one organization is OK with the decision.
The Parents Television Council praised the Motion Picture Association of America for maintaining the rating despite pressure from the public and the film's distributors to lower it to PG-13.
The group says its position is based on the language reportedly used in the film. The MPAA also cited language as the reason for the rating.
The council called for increased public involvement in the ratings process.
A Michigan teenager met with MPAA officials this week as part of the campaign to lower the "Bully" rating after collecting signatures online.