All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘bully’

Selena Gomez Blasts Instagram Bully

Selena Gomez doesn’t get controversial on social media. It’s not in her nature and she knows that what she says always has the potential for being taken out of context–and that could mean the beginning of a tabloid scandal. This time the former Wizards of Waverly Place star and supposed girlfriend of Justin Bieber couldn’t sit by and let a …

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Delia Garcia-Bratcher: Did Mom Attack Wrong Kid?

When it comes to childhood bullying, many parents wish to protect their kids from the monsters on the playground. When California mother Delia Garcia-Bratcher heard that her young daughter was being targeted by a boy at school, she decided to take matters into her own hands. It’s reported that the 30-year-old mother went into the Olivet Elementary School on Friday …

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Porsha Williams Says Kenya Moore Bullied Her For Two Years

Porsha Williams, one of the women in the reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta, opened up about her recent fight with one of her co-stars, Kenya Moore. The on-screen catfight happened during the show’s reunion special that was aired a few weeks ago. The two women attacked each other verbally on the show and Moore brought a scepter and a …

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Donovan McNabb Reacts To Bully Accusations

During a recent interview, Donovan McNabb opened up with his thoughts on the recent bullying accusations that have been thrown at him. His former teammate from 2004-2010, Shawn Andrews, claims that McNabb made his career on the team “a living hell” by spreading vicious rumors about him. “He was the type of person that had everything in the world he …

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Sibling Bullying Could Affect Mental Health, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics shows that the aggression so commonly seen among siblings can negatively impact the mental health of children and adolescents. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) looked at sibling aggression data from the UNH Crimes Against Children Research Center’s National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), which samples …

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Bullied Boy Dies After Schoolyard Beating

Baily O’Neill, a 12-year-old boy who was bullied and beaten at his Pennsylvania school, has died. He was taken off of life support on Sunday, March 3 – just days after his twelfth birthday. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, O’Neill was a sixth grader at Darby Township School in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. He was allegedly bullied …

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Hit That Bully In The Mouth: 7 Instances Of People Taking Their Momma’s Advice

There are some that would never condone fighting – under any circumstances. And for the most part, I’d say that the “turn the other cheek” philosophy is the best course of action in most situations. But I’m sure that some of your mothers (or fathers) told you once that the only way to deal with a bully is to stand …

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Bullied Bus Monitor Receives Over $200K In Donations

This is quite an amazing story. Yesterday a video went viral of Karen Klein, 68 of Greece New York, getting bullied while on the job as a bus monitor for a bunch of middle schoolers. Here is the video and I must warn you, It is very graphic and it will break your heart when you see how brutal and …

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South Park Has A Suggestion For The Bully Movie

The hubbub surrounding the movie Bully and the ratings war the Weinstein Company has been championing was absolutely skewered by Matt Parker and Trey Stone in their latest South Park episode, Butterballs. A quick glance at the background of the movie shows a fight between the Weinsteins and the MPAA over the movie’s rating. Josh covered it thoroughly here, but …

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Justin Bieber Sings Diane Warren Song For Bully

Bully is receiving a lot of attention from the media, mainly for its strong message for the “white elephant in the room” topic, its ratings, along with its interaction with Twitter and various Hollywood celebrities. This documentary (directed by Lee Hirsch) is a film that covers and elaborates on the issue of bullying in the American school system from the …

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New York Yankees Make Video To Support Bully Film

As a Red Sox fan, it can be hard to find things to like about the New York Yankees. They are, after all, baseball’s Evil Empire, the devil in pinstripes, the perennial rival and sometime dasher-of-hopes to my beloved team. Occasionally, though, they come along and do something that earns the respect of even the most die-hard of Boston fans. …

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“Bully” Cuts Some F-Bombs, Lands PG-13 Rating

When the much-anticipated and controversial documentary Bully expands to 55 new markets on April 13th, it will do so as a PG-13 rated film. The MPAA decided to lower the film’s rating not after hundreds of thousands signed online petition letters, or because high-profile Hollywood celebrities came out in support of it, but because director Lee Hirsch cut three f-words. …

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‘Bully’ to be Released Using an Alternative Ratings System

Entertainment Weekly is reporting the The Weinstein Company will be using an alternative ratings system in the ads for its new documentary, ‘Bully‘. The movie will be displayed as having a ‘pause 13’ rating that the movie received from Common Sense Media. That rating, according to the Common Sense Media website, means the film is appropriate for 13-year-olds, though some …

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“Bully” Asks Twitter Users To Tweet To Stop Bullying

Yesterday, we received some big news from The Weinstein Company regarding the upcoming documentary Bully. Today, TWC has declared today “Twitter Tuesday” for the film, and they want everyone to show support by making it a trend. On Monday, TWC announced that they would be releasing the documentary as unrated on March 30th. This came after a long struggle with …

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“Bully” Documentary Releasing Unrated on March 30th

Just a couple of weeks after the MPAA reiterated their decision to keep the upcoming documentary Bully rated R, The Weinstein Company has decided to release the film as unrated by the MPAA on March 30th. The film, which chronicles an epidemic of school bullying, was given an “R” rating for language (and missed the PG-13 rating by just one …

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Ex-Rutgers Student Found Guilty Of Hate Crime

In a world where bad things happen, sometimes even as a prank, innocent people can get hurt. Well now we have A former Rutgers University student was found guilty Friday of invasion of privacy and the hate crime of bias intimidation for using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s tryst with another man before the roommate’s suicide. The student, …

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“Bully” Gains Support From Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Among Others

The Weinstein’s aren’t going down without a fight, they want a PG-13 rating for their documentary “Bully“. The problem is that the MPAA says the movie deserves the R-Rating it was given and they have no plans to change it. However, this isn’t stopping them from gaining support from some pretty big names from within, and outside the industry. Academy …

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“Bully”: MPAA Receives Letter From U.S. Congressman

The Weinstein Company’s documentary “Bully” has received some very prominent support, as some members of Congress are beginning to speak up about the film needing a PG-13 rating. The MPAA has pretty much already said that they won’t change the rating of the documentary, but with some members of Congress getting involved, could that be changing? Rep. Mike Honda, a …

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MPAA Won’t Change “Bully” Rating

Shortly after Katy Butler hand delivered a petition with more than 200,000 signatures to the MPAA, asking them to give “Bully” a PG-13 rating, chairman of the Classification and Rating Administration said the MPAA “shares Katy’s goals of shining a light on the problem of bullying.” Sure, that sounds good… but does the MPAA plan on changing the rating of …

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“Bully” Trailer Released By The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company has released the official trailer for their much talked about documentary Bully. The trailers release comes on the heels of the MPAA slapping an R rating on the movie, which angered many individuals. UPDATE: It now appears as though the MPAA has no plans on changing the rating of the film, which is truly a travesty. In …

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MPAA Responds to “Bully” Petition

A little while ago we brought you a story about a petition asking the MPAA to reconsider its R rating of the documentary Bully. The film, which explores the problem of bullying in American schools, narrowly missed receiving the PG-13 rating that its makers wanted. The Weinstein Company, which produced the film, argued that the R rating would prevent many …

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Online Petition Asks MPAA To Change “Bully” Rating

When the MPAA gave director Lee Hirsch’s documentary Bully an R rating, Harvey Weinstein was angry. Weinstein is co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, which is distributing the film. Bully is a documentary dealing with, as you might guess from the title, the issue of bullying in American schools. The film is meant to give a realistic picture of the problem. …

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Barnes and Noble’s “No Name-Calling Month”

Barnes and Noble joined with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, to organize what was formerly referred to as “No Name – Calling Week” (which has been held for one week in January in past years), and upgrading the event to, “No Name – Calling Month”. Mary Amicucci, the vice president of Children’s Books for Barnes and Noble, …

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Addressing The Problem Of Bullying On Facebook

Yesterday, Tony Orsini, my son’s middle school principal sent a blunt letter to all parents telling us that we should ban social networks for our middle school children. I was unsure whether it was acceptable for me to print the latter when I got it, but our New York CBS TV station had a headline today, "NJ Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking" in which it prints the whole letter. You should read it for yourself. I respect Tony, but he’s wrong on this one.

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