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(The Daily Beast)   The number one movie in the country, where dozens of teens brutally kill each other, gets a PG-13 rating. A documentary about the epidemic of bullying gets an R-rating because the kids used the F-word six times. Weep for America   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 16
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2012-03-29 08:44:11 AM
9 votes:
Actually, didn't AMC go without the MPAA rating, and decide to show it anyway?

What it boils down to is NOT the harsh language, but the fact is: The Hunger Games didn't have kids in hoodies. They were in windbreakers and waterproof shells, and with proper backpacks and hair ties. The bully documentary showed children in hoodies. Even nice white kids. We can't expose our children to this sort of thug life. Hoodies are the real reason it got such a harsh rating. Hoodies. The real villains, and I'm sure that history will vindicate the decision to protect our youth from a readily available and commonly used piece of apparel. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
2012-03-29 11:38:42 AM
6 votes:
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I peep for America
2012-03-29 12:15:39 PM
2 votes:

Carth: But she also understand that people DO die in real life from violence right? Assuming she is over 9 do you really think she doesn't hear kids swearing at school all day?


I don't take her with me on drive-by shootings, if that's what you're asking....
2012-03-29 02:31:51 PM
1 votes:
This is what happens when we take prayer out of our schools.

You guys really want children to think that cursing is normal and acceptable?

God bless this country. We need your help!
2012-03-29 02:16:26 PM
1 votes:
"Remember what the MPAA says; Horrific, Deplorable violence is okay, as long as people don't say any naughty woids!"

Mrs. Broflovski, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
2012-03-29 01:13:46 PM
1 votes:
Aww, did Fark Libs love for threatening corporations with government regulations unless they do what they want them to do come back and bite them in their delicate little tushies? Awwwwh.

/you reap what you sow
2012-03-29 12:31:35 PM
1 votes:
Kids are such farking pussies these days. When I was in school, kids are as ruthless as they are now and nobody got so butthurt that they killed themselves over it. Just another example of the pussification of America.
2012-03-29 12:22:52 PM
1 votes:

Slow To Return: As a parent, I can say it's been a lot easier to explain to my daughter that the violence she just saw on TV is not real than it's been to explain to her that the naked woman she just saw, or the curse word she just heard, isn't real.

There's as much violence in Tom and Jerry cartoons as there is in a lot of "violent" programming, and most people have no problem letting their children watch Tom and Jerry cartoons. But replace the violence with hot cat on mouse sex action, and I'm pretty sure there'd be an uproar.

That said, outside of "NC-17" or higher, aren't ratings just a guideline for responsible parents? If you're ok with nudity, violence and profanity, can't you take your kid to see Scarface if you want to? Or is that against the law?


For what it's worth, I'm a lot more comfortable with violence, too. When I see a man bludgeon another man to death (for example), its empowering. I get a rush of adrenaline. I want to bludgeon something to death, and I'm glad its happening. But sex just makes me uncomfortable and inadequate. It's like seeing a woman's breasts on film, or two people having fake movie sex, is a direct and personal attack on my manhood. I don't watch movies to have my manhood questioned.
2012-03-29 12:14:17 PM
1 votes:

Slow To Return: As a parent, I can say it's been a lot easier to explain to my daughter that the violence she just saw on TV is not real than it's been to explain to her that the naked woman she just saw, or the curse word she just heard, isn't real.


Why would you have to explain anything to your daughter if she saw a naked woman?
2012-03-29 12:08:08 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: Sigh.

Whenever a statement starts out with "as a parent" you know you're in for some profound wisdom.


Oh, I don't think that's profound at all. It's just a fact of my experience. My kid just gets it that TV violence isn't real. She understands that actors don't really die.
2012-03-29 12:07:06 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper:

Sometimes alluding to something in a very indirect manner is actually funnier.


reminds me of the moment I became a South Park fan:

[Wendy has just given Stan a note]
Kyle: What does the note say?
Stan: Holy Crap! It says she wants to meet me at Stark's Pond after school!
Kyle: Whoa. Maybe you can kiss her.
Cartman: Or slip her the tongue!
Kenny McCormick: [muffled]
Stan: What? How do you know she has a cat?
2012-03-29 12:04:16 PM
1 votes:

Slow To Return: As a parent, I can say it's been a lot easier to explain to my daughter that the violence she just saw on TV is not real than it's been to explain to her that the naked woman she just saw, or the curse word she just heard, isn't real.


Sigh.

Whenever a statement starts out with "as a parent" you know you're in for some profound wisdom.
2012-03-29 11:57:43 AM
1 votes:
All you fatties in this thread should shut up or I'll punch you in the face!!11!!11!!
2012-03-29 10:41:45 AM
1 votes:
Bully is an excellent documentary and really needs to be shown in schools. I'm glad the filmmaker refused to edit it to appease the MPAA, and I hope educators are willing to screen it with no rating.
2012-03-29 09:23:40 AM
1 votes:

Steve Zodiac: once in X Men First Class so it could keep it's PG-13


you have to admit, the one time it way said was pretty farking funny.
2012-03-29 07:59:02 AM
1 votes:

Steve Zodiac: But killing, that's always ok.


It's the American Way.
 
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