Everyone knows what bullying is but sadly, not many take action against it. It's a big deal in America and parents over there are standing up against it because sometimes it gets to a point where children can't even handle it. And growing up, kids shouldn't even have to experience something like this. Contrary to popular - albeit, stupid - beliefs, bullying is not part of growing up.
The Weinstein Company, as you may or may not know, is responsible for funding a lot of our favorite Hollywood movies. I'm looking forward to this documentary, which is due to be released on March 31st, for the sole fact that I was a bully victim.
I may not have come home with bruises or broken limbs, but bullying isn't just limited to physical violence, but as well as mental and emotional bullying. I received that. And sometimes, it isnt jut limited to the school yard.
Sadly, the Motion Picture Association of America has rated this movie R, instead of its intended audience of 13 year old. A lot of people are rallying for it to be rated as PG-13 since it could open the eyes of kids and parents, and maybe save their lives.
I get upset whenever I hear someone being bullied. No one should ever, ever go through any physical, mental and emotional torture at a place where they're supposed to learn, grow up and be kids. Not fearing to go to school.
What upsets me the most is the teachers and parents who REFUSE to see this as torment. It's always "oh kids will be kids they're just cruel at that age it's all a part of growing up". That's a lot of bull.
This documentary should be shown here in Malaysia. Before anyone says "oh that's America, it will never happen here. It's not our culture". Culture or not, bullying happens EVERYWHERE. And it's not, never was, and never will be, okay, to bully someone.
As Shinedown had sung it, "we don't have to take this, back against the wall. We don't have to take this, we can end it all".