Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Is Tinky Winky Gay?

This is a question being prodded in Poland. Because Tinky Winky of the Teletubbies carries a purse.

Poles, stop asking the BBC. Ask Crabmommy. I know all about gay children's book characters and I am pretty unbiased. I mean, I defended Miss Clavel of Madeline from such insinuations by Google Adsense (although I did point out that Pepito was a bit of a pansy).

25 comments:

Helen said...

I think all the teletubbies are gay. And on that thought, what about Elmo.............?

Liz said...

Someone in Poland has too much time on her hands. Some "religious" leader here in America jumped on the same bandwagon a couple years ago, claiming that Tinky Winky was gay. Tinky Winky is a purple male Teletubbie (whatever THAT is)of some sort, and he carries a purse or handbag of some sort. That makes him gay? How stupid.

Mommy who loves the Tubbies said...

Everyone knows that Tinky Winky is gay. Sheesh! I let my boys watch everyday. Do you think that I could sue later on if one of them turns out to be gay?? Hmmm.....

Crabmommy said...

Liz, I think the purse is way gay. But so's that animal-print top hat for Po or whoever. Maybe they're all gay. So much the better. I like my Teletubbies as gay as possible.
:) LET THEM ALL BE GAY, I say.

skape7 said...

They've just discovered this!? Poland seem to be a decade or so behind the rest of the world. They obviously don't get Seinfeld either or they would know that purse could be a man-bag.

applesonastick said...

shhh! Don't tell them about Ernie and Bert!!

you da mom! said...

gay. british. aren't they the same?

Leann said...

As I type this, Teletubbies is on my TV.

I've always thought that maybe Tinky Winky is more of a female anyway. Not like a girly-girl...more of a 'Bea Arthur kind of woman!'

And what those things do behind closed doors...I'm in no place to judge...I'm wearing men's workout shorts right now!

Crabmommy said...

Good God, leann, you are so right: why can't Tinky Winky be a girl? I mean, says who that he's a queeny boy? I see appendages pointing off Teletubby heads, but nothing at the crotch. I say it's sexist of anyone to call T-W gay b/c that's assuming he's a man. Those Poles need to reassess their gender biases.

Modern Mommy said...

teletubbies frighten me so. Gay, straight? Seriously. They are FICTIONAL. Seriously.

Now on to the entertainment portion of our program. Sweet Crabmommy, you once referred to me as a blogangel, any chance I might be worthy of just a tiny favor? I have exactly 7 loyal readers (maybe a tad more on weekdays) and all 7 of them are yours for the taking. Would you honor my blog with a guest author post? I bet you are asked this all the time. I hope I am, at least, not the worst of the lot?? If your schedule allows maybe you could take a browse past my page and consider my most sincere request? I was going to be so cool about this, now look at me. I am going to go weep softly from the shame and embarrassment.

Stephanie said...

What I am about to share is only to show my own stupidity (I am not racist or gay bashing, I have a gay brother, so please) the little Po doll we have has a few phrases it says. One is “faggot, faggot, faggot, faggot…on my bike” I swear. If you don't believe it, email me and I will call you and play it for you. He could only be talking about Tinky Winky, as he watches him ride off on the damn bike…right?

Makumba2000 said...

Hi, I come from Poland and I have only one thing to say about this.

Please don't connect Mrs. Sowinska's stupid, outrageous and extremely irresponsible opinions about Tinky Winky's bag with ordinary polish people. We are really embarrased about what that bitch is saying in public.

Mrs. Sowinska's idiocy and stupidity is well known here. Too bad that her anti-gay private opinions have spread all over the world. I don't know how she can be still the Children's Rights Council. That's the tragedy for normal, smart people here, and of course - the kids. Many kids in Poland are abused and beaten and that stupid woman looses her power over Tinky Winky's bag, while children in Poland need help.

The next election is in two years. Please don't be surprised by stupid, idiotic and moronic ideas from our current government until then.

I think that in the sequel of the movie BORAT, the main character will change his nationality from kazakhstanian to polish, for better laugh. I bet that Sasha Baron Cohen is working on the story right now ;)

Liz said...

My son was a "tubbie" watcher when he was younger, and I definitely recall the narrator referring to TW as "he." Evidently, TW and Dipsy (the one with the hat) are the males, while LaLa and Po are the females. I really love makumba's comment about Sowinska, and how she should be directing her energies into something that matters.

Amanda said...

makumba 2000: don't worry, Poland is far from unusual in its citizenry. Most are like you, good-looking and gay-tolerant. And int he US we have plenty of people afraif of the power TW wields with that handbag. As for my native country, South Africa, well ahem on tolerance there. I should add though, that SA is the first country to have gay marriage in its constitution. So put that in your handbag, people!

Modern Mommy, I am flattered by your request. Sorry to have to say no but my blog duties at Cookie (6 times a month) make it hard for me to keep up on here let alone with my other work/home stuff, so I can't do guest posts at the moment. But thank you for asking me and I am sure if you start giving away free Croakies, as I did, that the readership will soar!

Susanne said...

I thought Falwell was crazy until I actually watched the Teletubbies. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a purple character with a male giggly voice, carrying a purse, with a purple triangle on his head, and named "Tinky Winky," no less, is gay. Now I just think Falwell was crazy for making such a big deal out of it. :)

Anonymous said...

I think Caillou is much gayer than Tinky-Winky and much more annoying.

teletubie defendur said...

When I was younger I watched the teletubies and absolutley loved them, I mean they were fun and exciting for me at that age. So what if Tinky Winky is gay I bet half of you are too!!!!! The kids love them and don't think he's gay and they watch them the most! So some of you people need to get a life and grow up! Go judge George Bush or Hilary Clinton or someting!!!

LEAVE THE TELETUBBIES ALONE!

crabmommy said...

TDefendur: Ooh! You're so peppery! Things hotting up at Crabmommy blog! But don't get all peppery! We too love the Tubs! And as you have pointed out, most of us are gay too. Yay gay! Yay Tubbies! Up with tubs and down with conservative Poles who got this convo started in the first place. But up with good Poles like the one who commented above. We spread the tubbie love so don't be too mad. Also, if you watched the tubs as a kid then you must be, like, still a kid. If so, don't be too mad with us grownups. You don't want to be too mad when you're a kid. Especially online. Because God knows what that means for you when you are old and peppery and blogging about your ticked-offness like some kind of crabby geezer. Or crabmommy. :)

juju said...

tinkly winky is a girl duhh you reres think shes purple the rest are guys

Anonymous said...

OMG TINKY WINKYS GAY =| Thanks ruin MY childhood..='(

ILoveTeletubbies♥ said...

JuJu; Your a fucking tit =| How can LaLa & Po be GUYS..You fecking moron ... =S & TinkyWinky is not a GIRL..HE is a guy =)

OhYeah. DIPSY IS THE SEX ♥ =D

From,
Teletubbies Biggest Fan.

Anna said...

Yea, Tinky Winky is gay. But who cares? Let gays be gays. And if u guys are worried about ur children "turning" gay, kids dont "turn" gay! They're born gay! there are more important issues to be caring about, rather than a purple baby with a magic bag.

Anonymous said...

How do people explain this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k45CeBlNB7w

Leelee said...

I do remember Tinky Winky and Dipsy as the boys and Dipsy and Po as the girls. I remember in the past the Po doll was sorta screwed up. We do love the Teletubbies but something might be wrong with TW. Maybe they meant his purse to be a suitcase or something?

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Yes, tinky winky IS GAY!! Go to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/276677.stm for the insiders!!