The spirit of Jerry Falwell lives on through the Polish government as officials – albeit five or six years too late – have targeted the Teletubbies for promoting the ‘homosexual agenda.’
It seems Ewa Sowinska, a government-appointed children rights watchdog and Polish equivalent to Beanie Sigel, is making the rounds in the Polish press expressing concerns that the program might be promoting homosexuality.
In comments reminiscent of criticism by the late U.S. 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.”
She’s basically calling Tinky Winky a queen, though as a psychologist, I would think she’d at least be aware of studies that suggest there’s not always a correlation between variances in traditional gender roles and homosexual behavior. Or maybe that notion that Tinky Winky might not be gay. Maybe he’s just a lazy bitch.
Or he could be a metrosexual. Has David Beckham taught his nothing? Kanye West has a man bag, and I’m almost certain a couple of women will vouch for him and go toe-to-toe with Beanie
Sigel over insinuations that he’s gay.
I don’t think the Polish government cares, though:
Polish Education Minister Roman Giertych has proposed laws sacking teachers who promote “homosexual lifestyle” and banning “homo-agitation” in schools.
Homo-agitation? Someone please explain to me what that means. In very small words, so I can completely understand…and hold my laughter better.
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.”
Too little, too late. Yes homo.
Big Bird better watch his back. Bert and Ernie already know to run and hide.