According to People, Michigan student Katy Butler started a petition at Change.org to change the movie rating to PG-13 so that it can be seen by an under-18 audience. Demi and the likes of Ellen DeGeneres and quarterback Drew Brees have been vocal about their support for Katy, who has been a victim of bullying.
Demi tweeted, "Please help repeal the R rating on 'BULLY.' EVERYONE should be able to see it. Sign the petition."
"It's an important movie for everyone to see, especially kids," Ellen said on her talk show, while Katy was in the audience.
So far, the petition has over 280,000 signatures, and more than 200,000 of those were presented to the MPAA last week. "As someone who lived through bullying day in and day out in school, including having my finger broken by bullies, this film is too important to silence with an R rating," Katy said. "Everyone should have a chance to see 'Bully.'"