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    Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay

    [size=13pt]Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay[/size]

    WARSAW (AFP) - Poland's child rights ombudsman said on Monday she was investigating whether "The Teletubbies," the British television show for infants, promotes homosexuality.

    "It would be good for a group of psychologists to talk to children about this. We need to examine this. If inappropriate attitudes have been promoted, we need to react," said Ewa Sowinska.

    In an interview with the weekly news magazine Wprost, Sowinska said the character Tinky Winky was in the spotlight.

    The plump purple creature is considered male due to his relative height, but carries a handbag.

    "I have heard that this could be a hidden homosexual insinuation," said Sowinska.

    Poland's deputy speaker of parliament Ludwik Dorn, a conservative Catholic, reprimanded Sowinska, telling her to avoid public statements that could make the ombudsman's office look "ridiculous," said Dorn's spokesman Witold Lisicki.

    Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po -- the four chubby luminous-coloured furry figures with aerials on their heads and television sets in their bellies -- appeared on BBC television for the first time in 1997.

    "The Teletubbies" have since been screened in 120 countries and translated into 45 languages.

    When the show was first broadcast in the United States, the late Christian campaigner Jerry Falwell also took exception to Tinky Winky's accessory.

    Tinky Winky was "modelling the gay lifestyle", Falwell charged in 1999, unintentionally sparking a rush for Teletubbie merchandise on America's gay scene.


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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay

    Sounds a bit extreme to me for Poland.

    Isn't it Poland where nudity is allowed both in television & commercials?

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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay

    The current Polish government is one of the most extreme in Europe.

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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay

    "cogitans" wrote:
    The current Polish government is one of the most extreme in Europe.
    Then if I recall correctly, Poland was the country that banned Donald Duck because he doesn't wear pants & his ass is showing.


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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay

    "singersp" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    The current Polish government is one of the most extreme in Europe.
    Then if I recall correctly, Poland was the country that banned Donald Duck because he doesn't wear pants & his ass is showing.

    I don't remember that, but I guess it's possible. They are certainly not afraid to frown upon what they consider unethical, or wrong.

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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    The current Polish government is one of the most extreme in Europe.
    Then if I recall correctly, Poland was the country that banned Donald Duck because he doesn't wear pants & his ass is showing.

    I don't remember that, but I guess it's possible. They are certainly not afraid to frown upon what they consider unethical, or wrong.
    I "Googled" it & it was Finland not Poland that supposedly banned him. I remember reading it in the newspaper, but it turned out to be false.

    http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/finland.htm

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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay

    probing is prbably not the bet choice of words for this investigation.
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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are gay

    The telletubies do run around without clothes on, but I don't know if that's considered gay.....

    by the way is spongebob squarepants gay?

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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are ***

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    The telletubies do run around without clothes on, but I don't know if that's considered ***.....

    by the way is spongebob squarepants ***?
    Yep...Spongebob is definitely ***...I hear that he made a special guest appearance on "Queer as Folk" when it was on HBO!
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    Re: Polish authorities probing if Teletubbies are ***

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    The telletubies do run around without clothes on, but I don't know if that's considered ***.....

    by the way is spongebob squarepants ***?
    Yep...Spongebob is definitely ***...I hear that he made a special guest appearance on "Queer as Folk" when it was on HBO!
    Anyone with that many holes in him is definitely questionable.

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