Narcotics, murder, incest, and curse words are not usually a successful recipe for a preschool play. But one gang of tots is taking YouTube by storm with their (ostensibly) amateur production of Scarface, the 1983 gangster flick starring Al Pacino as a coke-snorting drug lord. In the preschool version, posted by a YouTube user who lists "Bartonsville, IL" as her hometown, popcorn stands in for cocaine and the kids favor "fudge" as a curse. Predictably, controversy has ensued: "Is this what the education system is doing, is this what tax dollars are being spent on?!” one outraged viewer wrote Chicago's NBC affiliate after it aired the clip. But according to TMZ, the clip is actually a fake, directed by same filmmakers who made the video for Lady Gaga's song "Poker Face." The Bartonsville public school in question is actually preparing a production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Watch the apparent hoax:
Scarface: The school play?
Will he be scarred for life?
March 30, 2010
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