“Mary Poppins” is no longer suitable for all audiences in the United Kingdom

The classic 1960s children’s film “Mary Poppins”. Julie Andrews played a nanny with supernatural powersIt was one of Disney’s “for all audiences” factory films to date. According to the film classification agency, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the film was reclassified in the United Kingdom due to… They consider that “discriminatory language” is being used.. “Mary Poppins” has moved from “U” (equivalent to all audiences in England) to “PG” (Parental Guidance Suggested), which means they consider some of the film’s contents to be… “Not suitable for children’s audiences” and should be viewed by their parents.

Julie Andrews’ emotional encounter with the ‘kids’ of The Sound of Music

Actress Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

Actress Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

‘Offensive racism’

The British agency decided to raise the age rating for the word “Hottentots” because after analyzing the film, the character of the retired Navy soldier “Admiral Boom” used a term that was the way hotties were previously called. Khoijo, a group of priests belonging to South Africa. In the scene, the character believes he is being attacked by Hottentot While chimney sweepers dance on the roof, their faces smeared with charcoal. The Marine ends up shooting fireworks at them while calling them Cheeky devils (Cheeky devils). The BBFC concludes that as well as being racist, it is an “outdated term” today.

Julie Andrews in her magical character as the nannyJulie Andrews in her magical character as the nanny

Julie Andrews in her magical character as the nanny

Fifty years later… Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunite to celebrate the golden wedding of The Sound of Music.

Opinions for all tastes

Reactions in the United Kingdom did not take long. Fans of the film, which left a memory in many families with the songs sung in the film such as “With a Little Sugar” or “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, do not understand the reason for this new classification. At the time, the 1964 classic was considered “modern” at the time for songs like “Socia Suffragette” about women’s suffrage. The song performed by “Mrs. Banks” called for “the pursuit of freedom” and the choice of “equality in living and in clothing.” Controversy is presented among the British.

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Controversy has dogged the children's classicControversy has dogged the children's classic

Controversy has dogged the children’s classic

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