JUST HOW INSANE AND RIDICULOUS ID THE LEFT …
As reported at the UK Standard, in an article from the NY Times, professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner criticized the iconic movie Mary Poppins for being racist in the scene where Mary Poppins joins Dick Van Dyke’s Bert to dance on a rooftop for the classic song Step in Time where her face gets dirty from the soot from Bert. Dude really? Bert was a chimney sweep you fool. This wasn’t black face, it was soot. But not for the irrational left. They are incapable of seeing a harmless moment in a movie where Mary Poppins wasn’t flirting with black face, but instead had soot in their faces from being a chimney!!! You on the left really need mental help. This is what liberal intolerance and ignorance looks like.
Note to the LEFT, Mary Poppins isn’t racist in black face, however, you might want to question Democrat Virginia governor Ralph Northam. He has much explaining to do and some resigning.
Step in Time from Mary Poppins
The classic family film Mary Poppins has been branded racist by a US academic who accuses Dame Julie Andrews of ‘blacking up’ with soot while dancing with chimney sweeps.
In a piece for the New York Times, Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner criticises one of the film’s iconic moments, when Mary Poppins joins Dick Van Dyke’s Bert to dance on a rooftop for the classic song Step in Time.
He writes: “When the magical nanny (played by Julie Andrews) accompanies her young charges, Michael and Jane Banks, up their chimney, her face gets covered in soot, but instead of wiping it off, she gamely powders her nose and cheeks even blacker.”
“This might seem like an innocuous comic scene if Travers’s novels didn’t associate chimney sweeps’ blackened faces with racial caricature. “Don’t touch me, you black heathen,” a housemaid screams in “Mary Poppins Opens the Door” (1943).”
“We’re in on the joke, such as it is: These aren’t really black Africans; they’re grinning white dancers in blackface. It’s a parody of black menace; it’s even posted on a white nationalist website as evidence of the film’s racial hierarchy.”