Kids Kicked Out of '50 Shades of Grey' Throw One Heckuva Fit

The country's been going crazy over Fifty Shades of Grey since it finally hit theaters last Friday, February 13, sometimes causing more of a ruckus than we thought it would. Take for instance, the 100 or so teenagers who rushed a mall in Florida on Saturday night because they were barred from seeing the flick because they were too young.

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Youths. Amirite? According to reports, about 100 teens were denied entry to the rated-R movie because they were younger than 17 years old. Instead of lamenting their plight on Facebook and checking Netflix for some other rated-R movie to occupy their time, they instead decided to rush the West Oak Mall in the Orlando suburb of Ocoee.

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Thanks to their shenanigans, the mall has a new policy in place -- all teens must be accompanied by an adult after 9 p.m. Thanks for ruining it for everyone, you guys!

But seriously, what is going on with kids today? I think the vast majority of us have at least tried to sneak into a rated-R movie before we were old enough to do so, and many of us even got away with it on occasion (no comment).

Did they really think they were going to get away with it on a movie as hyped for its sex scenes as Fifty Shades of Grey? Of course theaters are going to be extra careful about admitting underage crowds -- do you have any idea the bad press it would generate if it was found that someone was letting young teens in to see the film without checking for IDs?

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Parents maybe need to have a chat with their teenagers about the heightened security over entrance to the film, and let them know they'll be disciplined accordingly if they have to come pick them up from mall security. It's one thing to try and sneak into a movie as a kid, it's another to stage a mass protest over sensible rules.

Besides, if all else fails, maybe they could find a drive-in somewhere showing Fifty Shades. Because apparently that's happening.

Would you let your teenager watch Fifty Shades of Grey?

 

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