After months of controversy over the MPAA rating for Lee Hirsch’s chronicle of the bullying epidemic, the powerful, heartbreaking documentary is finally being released unrated.
I speak to this because I personally dealt with being bullied – verbally and physically – when I was young. I look back and realize I lost several years of moving forward because I was concerned with how my peers treated me in middle and high school.
I got past that, clearly. And learned to not only own myself, but to respect everyone who might be perceived as “different.” As a matter of fact, I celebrate diversity today because of my experience – in great part because I experienced what I did.
Bully opens today in Los Angeles and New York, with more cities to be announced soon. Please go – and take your kids.
For more information go to TheBullyProject.com.