Poland probes gay Teletubbies

Tinky Winky's handbag suspected of 'homosexual propaganda'

Poland's government is investigating the possibility that one or more of the Teletubbies may be covert Friends of Dorothy, Reuters reports.

Ewa Sowinska, the "government-appointed children rights watchdog", has told local press she would ask psychologists to investigate whether the kids' show "promoted homosexuality", explaining: "I noticed (Tinky Winky) has a lady's purse, but I didn't realise 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."

Mercifully, although Poland's powers that be have taken some flack of late for certain anti-homosexual leanings - including the education minister's proposal to sack gay teachers who punt a "homosexual lifestyle" - parliamentary speaker Ludwig Dorn warned Sowinska from making public announcements which might turn her department into "a laughing stock".

In any case, all well-informed Teletubbies fans know that Tinky Winky's penchant for handbags is just a phase he's going through, while Po is actually the gay member of the quartet. ®

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