The original Mary Poppins film is being branded racist for a scene which is reminiscent of blackface.
The 1964 film starring Dame Julie Andrews is under scrutiny by an American academic for the well-known scene which sees Andrews’ character join Dick Van Dyke’s Bert and his fellow chimney sweeps on a rooftop for the song Step In Time.
In order to make it up on to the rooftop, the nanny ventured through a chimney with Michael and Jane Banks, the children in her care. After popping out of the top, the three characters were covered in soot, which is understandable given the route they’d taken. More from UNILAD HERE