Poles probe Tinky Winky, Russians attack gay pride marchers

Jerry Falwell’s body lies a-moulderin’ in the grave but his soul goes marching on ~ in Poland (!):

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

The spokesperson for children’s rights in Poland, Ewa Sowinska, singled out Tinky Winky, the purple character with a triangular aerial on his head.

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

…Poland’s authorities have recently initiated a series of moves to outlaw the promotion of homosexuality among the nation’s children.

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.

Read the whole sillyarse thing.

Meanwhile, in a more Ominous report from the Motherland of Poland’s most-Recent former imperial Masters,

A gay rights demonstration in Moscow degenerated into violence for the second year running as right-wing and orthodox extremists attacked gay rights activists and supporters of the unauthorised demonstration.

GayRussia leader Nikolai Alexeyev was bundled into a police van and driven away moments after arriving outside the offices of Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, who has called homosexuals “satanic”.

…”What we have is authoritarianism and we are moving towards totalitarianism,” said Lydia Hmelevskaya, a 24-year-old lesbian.

“I have been beaten up on a train because of the way I look. I have the right to look the way I want to.”

…On numerous occasions, nationalists circled gay rights activists as they spoke with journalists, then reached in to punch or kick the person being interviewed.

One journalist was attacked because he wore an earring, which led nationalists to say he was gay.

Police intervened to arrest dozens of gay rights activists and only rarely detained their attackers.

Here’s the whole Unfunny thing.

9 Responses to “Poles probe Tinky Winky, Russians attack gay pride marchers”

  1. Mike says:

    Given that Kanga is Roo’s mother, I think Winnie has at least one female friend.

  2. Angrier and Angrier says:

    Winnie the Pooh had a shirt and no pants. Same with Piglet. You don’t get much gayer than that.

  3. Joe Loy says:

    “You don’t get much gayer than that.”

    Not so Fast there, A&A: I do. I have a Stuffydolly of Tinky Winky :). We went & got him after Rev. Falwell (RIP) called the Purple little fellow’s Existence to our attention. :] Yes, TW now dwells in the little space between the bedroom wall & the headboard of the Wedded bed, wherefrom he likes to Peep forth upon the Proceedings. ;>

  4. Alasdair says:

    Hmmmm … so the Venerable Joe is proudly declaiming that he has one Tinky Winky watching another ?

    (grin)

  5. gahrie says:

    You have to remember that gay communities in the UK and the US had already co-opted Tinky winky as a gay icon years before Falwell’s remarks. It seems that they saw a male purple charachter, with a triangle (both common homosexual symbols) carrying a bag (easily mistaken for a purse) and sonmetimes wearing a tutu and made the same leap that Falwell later made.

    Now you can debate how much of a threat even an openly homosexual charachter was, but Falwell was not delusional or paranoid (and definitely not the first by several years) in labeling Tinky Winky as homosexual.

  6. Joe Loy says:

    Alasdair, you sly scotian sonofaSheep, ewe Win that one, no Contest :}. Well done sir. :>

  7. Doc says:

    A shirt and no pants? That doesn’t sound gay, that sounds like a Kennedy.

  8. Alasdair says:

    Doc – are you dissing our Senator NIMBY Drinky ? For shame !

    (grin)