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.Link to Washington post article.
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."
A subsequent item in Reuters quotes Ms. Sowinska as denying from those earlier comments -- or perhaps, articulating a Teletubbie "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Link. (thanks, Scott)
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