Academic Says 1964 "Mary Poppins" Is Racist

People have taken to social media after a U.S. academic accused Disney's 1964 classic film "Mary Poppins" promoting 'blackface' in one its most famous scene. The Chim Chim Cher-ee scene which you can watch below.

 

Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, had an opinion piece in the New York Times and wrote Mary Poppins 'blacks up' when she's covered in soot and instead of just wiping it off, Poppins continues to cover her face with more soot and continues to dance with Bert and his children.

Pollack-Pelzner goes on to say that the scene may seem innocent, it contains dark, racially-motivated undertones. Quite a few people took twitter after this came out and didn't agree it and this is what some had to say about the opinion piece.

 
 
 

If you would like to read more on Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, you can read it HERE!

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