Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Teletubies: Gay or Str8? That Is The Question.

So, there's this show, right? And, there are four characters, named, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. Picture it. The landscape - rolling green hills and gigantic flowers. They speak baby-talk - Eh-oh (hello), Oh-oh (run away), Bye-bye (duh) and Big hug (let me touch you down there).

A few years ago, conservative Americans were confused by Tinky Winky's (the purple one) proclivity for purses and his relatively feminine-sounding voice, and as if that weren't enough, now the Polish government is investigating the Teletubbies over claims of homosexuality too!

The popular children's television show, and especially the character of Tinky Winky, has been accused of promoting gay propaganda by the Polish conservative government. I didn't realize there was a liberal Polish government, but I guess you learn something new everyday.

According to Reuters, Ewa Sowinska, government-appointed children rights watchdog, said she would ask psychologists to advise if the Teletubbies' camp antics could affect children.

She said: "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."

Precisely, what does that mean?

Tinky Winky doesn't even have a wiener. How can he be gay?

Scuse me, Ms. Sowinska of the Polish goverment, don't you have a bread line to wait in?

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**UPDATE**
Apparently, Ms. Sowinska had a change of heart today... She released this statement:

"They are fictional characters, they have nothing to do with reality, and the bag and scissors and other props the fictional characters use are there to create a fictional world that speaks to children," Lipinska said. "We are not going to deal with this issue any more."
It's cool, Ms. Sowinska. I still hate you and think you're dumb.

2 comments:

big gay neil said...

hello,
where do you think he carries his butt plug.....Duh!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll take the "big hug" please. And squeeze harder this time.