Woke censorship raises age rating of 'Mary Poppins' in the United Kingdom

A scene considered racist and discriminatory against a tribe in southern Africa was the reason for the decision.

The woke ideology has once again exerted its pressure on the world of art, this time affecting one of the classics of cinema. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) decided to raise the age rating of "Mary Poppins" because "some scenes may not be suitable for young children," meaning parents must assess whether or not it is suitable for their children to see.

This decision comes after the BBFC considered that the film starring Julie Andrews uses an allegedly discriminatory term against the Khoekhoe, a tribe native to southern Africa, specifically pronounced by the character Admiral Boom (Reginald Owen) on two occasions. That word in question is "hottentoe."

In statements made to The Daily Mail, a spokesperson for the BBFC said that an investigation into racism was the trigger for the organization to decide to change the age rating of the film:

We understand from our racism and discrimination research, that a key concern for parents is the potential to expose children to discriminatory language or behaviour which they may find distressing or repeat without realising the potential offence. Content with immediate and clear condemnation is more likely to receive a lower rating.

'Monty Python's Life of Brian'

It is not the first time that woke agenda has tried to censor the world of cinema. In another classic film, "Monty Python's Life of Brian," there were attempts to censor the Loretta scene in the movie's theatrical version, as it was considered to be discriminatory by current standards.

A few days later, it was ultimately decided that the scene would be included in the script for the play adaptation.