Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Now here's something to make you laugh

Poland to probe if Teletubbies are gay

Didn't Jerry Falwell do this once already?

Here are a couple of just precious quotes from the article:

Ewa Sowinska, government-appointed children rights watchdog, told a local magazine published on Monday she was concerned the popular BBC children's show promoted homosexuality.

and this . . .

"At first I thought the purse would be a burden for this Teletubby ... Later I learned that this may have a homosexual undertone."

Then it seems more rational head prevailed:

But in a sign that the government wants to distance itself from Sowinska's comments, Parliamentary Speaker Ludwig Dorn said he had warned her against making public comments "that may turn her department into a laughing stock."

I think we're well past the laughing stock stage.

More about the story here.

I guess the jokes got to her. Her office issued this statement:

Her spokesperson announced that Sowinska "hasn't asked and won't ask" psychologists to investigate whether "Teletubbies" promote homosexuality in young viewers."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... We are not going to deal with this issue any more."

Perhaps it shouldn't have been dealt with in the first place.

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