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Tinky Winky's handbag suspected of 'homosexual propaganda'

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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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