Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: *sigh*

  1. #1
    MotherBear's Avatar
    MotherBear is offline The missing link
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    currently Ras al Khaimah, UAE, ex Wales, UK
    Posts
    11,180
    Blog Entries
    1

    Angry *sigh*

    I don't know if the Teletubbies have wandered as far as Bermuda, Shell/BG.

    Poland to probe if Teletubbies are gay
    Reuters | Tuesday, 29 May 2007



    TUBBY TROUBLE: Poland is investigating television show the Teletubbies over claims they might promote homosexuality.

    Poland's conservative government took its drive to curb what it sees as homosexual propaganda to the small screen, taking aim at Tinky Winky and the other Teletubbies.

    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.

    She said she would ask psychologists to advise if this was the case.

    In comments reminiscent of criticism by the late US evangelist Jerry Falwell, she was quoted as saying: "I noticed (Tinky Winky) has a lady's purse, but I didn't realize he's a boy."

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

    Poland's rightist government has upset human rights groups and drawn criticism within the European Union by apparent discrimination against homosexuals.

    Polish Education Minister Roman Giertych has proposed laws sacking teachers who promote "homosexual lifestyle" and banning "homo-agitation" in schools.

    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".

    The 10-year-old Teletubbies, which features four rotund, brightly coloured characters loved by children around the world, became a target of religious conservatives after Falwell suggested Tinky Winky could be homosexual.

    From here .
    Mother Bear

    Try to bloom wherever you are planted.

  2. #2
    Bermy Girl's Avatar
    Bermy Girl is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bermuda
    Posts
    233

    Default

    We certainly do have the Teletubies...my son loves them...

    Who cares whether Tinky winky is a homosexual...if my son is he is, there's nothing that watching the Teletubies is going to change about that...

    I'd rather listen to the teletubies then Barney...

    Bermuda is actually quite advanced in some areas...

  3. #3
    Taffy's Avatar
    Taffy is offline He who shall be ignored
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, NZ
    Posts
    3,408
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default

    I don't see how it's possible to 'promote' homosexuality? I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it's not something you just decide you're going to take up like a hobby! You're either gay, or you're not!
    Taffy

    The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

  4. #4
    Bermy Girl's Avatar
    Bermy Girl is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bermuda
    Posts
    233

    Default

    Well said! If it were that easy to influence us...we'd all be homosexuals by now...

  5. #5
    MotherBear's Avatar
    MotherBear is offline The missing link
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    currently Ras al Khaimah, UAE, ex Wales, UK
    Posts
    11,180
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    When I worked in a hospital in the UK, before I went to live abroad, a small group of us decided we'd call ourselves after the Teletubbies. I was dubbed as Po, the smallest one. Might explain a lot.
    Mother Bear

    Try to bloom wherever you are planted.

  6. #6
    Bermy Girl's Avatar
    Bermy Girl is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bermuda
    Posts
    233

    Default

    If you'd been dubbed Tinky Winky, it would have said a lot more by the sounds of it...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19