Is Mary Poppins Racist? Depends On Which Poppins You Mean
Even if the original Mary Poppins doesn’t scan as racist now, there are racist undertones because of its source material, and because of this specific line. Pollack-Pelzner also points out that in the new 2018 film, a song called “The Cover is Not the Book,” does include passing references to hyacinth macaw, a racist caricature from another of the Travers Poppins books.
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