Poland To Investigate If Teletubbies Are Gay
Poland's conservative government has taken its drive to curb 'homosexual propaganda' to the small screen by taking direct aim at 'Tinky Winky' and the other Teletubbies.
A government-appointed children rights watchdog, Ewa Sowinska, told a local magazine on Monday that she was concerned the popular BBC children's show promoted homosexuality, and would ask psychologists to study and advise if this was the case. If so, she would ban the popular British television show.
"I noticed Tinky Winky has a lady's purse, but I didn't realize he's a boy... At first I thought the purse would be a burden for this Teletubby... Later I learned that this may have a homosexual undertone", she said.
Her comments are similar to those made by Reverend Jerry Falwell, a former spokesman for America's Moral Majority, who denounced the BBC children's show because he thought Tinky Winky was gay. "He is purple - the gay-pride colour; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay-pride symbol... As a Christian I feel that role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children", he said at the time.
The 10-year-old Teletubbies, which feature four rotund, brightly coloured characters loved by children around the world, became a target of religious conservatives after Falwell suggested Tinky Winky could be homosexual.
Poland's rightist government has upset human rights groups and drawn criticism within the European Union by apparent discrimination against homosexuals.
Polish Education Minister Roman Giertych has proposed laws sacking teachers who promote "homosexual lifestyle" and banning "homo-agitation" in schools.
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