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Poland probes Tinky Winky's dubious sexuality

29-05-2007, 01:32
Seeing as we are discussing the Russian reaction to homosexuality in another thread, here is another aspect (albeit a far more light hearted one) of eastern Europe's problems dealing with alternative sexuality.

A senior Polish official has ordered psychologists to investigate whether the popular BBC TV show Teletubbies promotes a homosexual lifestyle.

"I noticed he was carrying a woman's handbag," she told a magazine. "At first, I didn't realise he was a boy."

Tinky Winky's psychological evaluation is being treated fairly light-heartedly by many people here.

One radio station asked its listeners to vote for the most suspicious children's show. Some e-mailed in, saying that Winnie the Pooh had only male friends

Last month the European Union singled out Poland for criticism in its resolution condemning homophobia in the 27-member bloc.

On the good side, at least the psychological profiling might finally remove the mystery regarding Tinky Winky's sexuality, a puzzle that has haunted humanity since the late 1990s.