4 Feb 2019

Mary Poppins accused of racism

From The Panel, 4:54 pm on 4 February 2019

The original film character Mary Poppins is the subject of a lengthy article by a US academic who accuses her of putting on "black face". Played by Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins, her face covered in soot innocently dances with Bert and the chimney sweeps. Was this racist?