Falwell’s spirit lives on in Poland

tinky winky

The BBC reports that the government spokesperson for children’s rights in Poland has ordered an investigation into the Teletubbies.

Like the late Jerry Falwell before her, Eva Sowinska is concerned that Tinky Winky (the Purple One) might be a sinister attempt by the Homosexual Lobby to turn innocent heterosexual toddlers into marauding sodomites. She has ordered psychologists to investigate.

She told a magazine:

I noticed he was carrying a woman’s handbag. At first, I didn’t realise he was a boy.

As Ms Sowinska is Polish she can perhaps be forgiven for not knowing that Tinky Winky is a boy’s name.

UPDATE: (31 May) It seems that international ridicule can sometimes have a positive effect. A spokeswoman for Eva Sowinska has confirmed that the investigation into Tinky Winky’s sexual preferences will be dropped.

They are fictional characters and have nothing to do with reality.


8 Responses to “Falwell’s spirit lives on in Poland”

  1. Marc says:

    Fuckin’ A! Frank Serpico carried a bag – and he wasn’t gay! He wasn’t purple either, though.

  2. Kate says:

    If I had a pound for the amount of gay men I’ve seen covered in a purple downy fur, carrying a handbag I’d have, ooh, nothing.

    I’m assuming these mad homophobic sorts have yet to find a kids TV character that turns girls lesbian?

  3. BSE says:

    Aren’t the telegrubbies meant to be Alien? So how do they know that they are male or female? They could be inbetweenies…. Seriously though this is the one that makes the Polish gay rights issue look as retarded as it actually is…

  4. Chris Hughes says:

    It’s news to me that any Teletubby has genitalia, without which surely the matter becomes academic?

    Is this just another Polish joke?

  5. craig says:

    chris, they’re on top of their heads.

  6. Tiger Dunc says:

    Does this make them dickheads?

  7. Sean says:

    If that attractive triangle on top of Tinky’s head is reproductive equipment, I’m thoroughly unconvinced that it is of the male variety. ;-)

  8. martyn says:

    I always assumed the things sticking out of their heads were meant to be aerials for the tellys in their guts? Was Vivien in the young ones the first Tellytubby when he ate the television to avoid payment of the license fee?

    Perhaps it’s a coat hanger embedded in Tinky Winkys head after a shopping trip in the sales to get the handbag?