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Former Teletubby: Tinky Winky was not gay

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  1. Misleading headline? I read this article as “Tinky Winky was neither gay nor straight nor anything sexual at all”

    1. We must have missed the Hollyoaks style after dark specials “Teletubbies: Gone Wild”. Hot Tub on Tub action :P

      1. Actually Tinky was picking that up on his TV antenna. The tubbies can’t do that anymore, it’s all digital pay per view since the switchover.

  2. Slow news day?

  3. Errol Semple 30 May 2012, 1:22pm

    Perception is all that matters.
    Art is open to interpretation.

  4. Another Hannah 30 May 2012, 2:16pm

    Who exactly are the sad people who worry about and take notice of this!?!

  5. Since when was a triangle a symbol of pride?

    Rainbow flag maybe …

    1. Spanner1960 30 May 2012, 2:47pm

      Um… I think they were referring to the pink triangle as used in the WW2 concentration camps. Even so, something of a leap of faith to use it is a small children’s TV show.

      1. That There Other David 30 May 2012, 2:50pm

        I wouldn’t bother trying to reason it. Foolwell was a cretin of the highest order, as is anyone today who thinks as he did.

      2. Now that you put it that way, that’s an extraordinarily dark theme to incorporate into early morning toddlers’ TV. O_o

  6. Fascinating!

  7. That There Other David 30 May 2012, 2:48pm

    Well, quelle surprise. Overgrown puppet from children’s TV show not gay shocker.

    The whole Tinky-Winky in or out nonsense just brought home how ridiculous the Religious Right are. I mean, really, who the eff cares? Have these people nothing better to worry about?

  8. I’m not clear whether any of the Teletubbies was lesbian or gay, but they did have genders (Tinky Winky and Dipsy were male, La La and Po were female)

    There’s little doubt that the idea was to challenge gender stereotypes. It appears that those responsible, and children’s media in general, are no longer sending out progressive messages. You only need to look at what is planned for this year’s Children’s Media Conference to see what I’m talking about.

  9. Who really cared anyway? As long as the kids who were watching enjoyed and found it entertaining, even educational that was the main point.

    I am sure that when I was a young un, people possibly questioned the relationship between Big Ted and Little Ted on Playschool!

  10. Pink News

    Please delete the above post. It is inappropriate and hate inspired to call for the death penalty for an entire group of people. Regardless of motivation. Freedom of speech does not extend to hate speech. Hate speech should be removed.

    I support long term incarceration for anyone found guilty of lying and harassing people on the grounds of hatred of people on grounds of race, homophobia, disability, gender etc.

    Please ensure the police are aware of this matter.

  11. Christopher 30 May 2012, 5:04pm

    Gee, your children must really be followers and not leaders when it comes to self-identification. No doubt due to the failure you are as a parent.

  12. Christopher 30 May 2012, 5:13pm

    Why do you care if someone is gay? Are you afraid you will be overpowered and raped? If so, it speaks to your misogyny.

    A healthy str8 male applauds the gay cause, as it frees up more women for his attention.

    1. Spanner1960 30 May 2012, 9:17pm

      Misogyny? You seem to forget that around 50% of homosexuals are women.

      1. Christopher 30 May 2012, 11:36pm

        I forget nothing. I respond to this idiot’s hate speech in terms he can grasp. Women together are, to him, just an appetizer.

  13. Well, I don’t know, but as far as his “magic bag” is concerned, it looks like a purse to me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h23XdGl9F9E

    :) :) :)

  14. But Jerry Falwell the founder of Liberty Baptist Church and Liberty University in Lynchburg Virgina and the leader of the moral majority said he was gay. Jerry is dead thank god but the cancer he spread is growing in Virginia and somebody needs to cut it out before it kills them. They are a bunch of red neck hillbillies and Jerry’s father was a bootlegger, a person who sole illegal whiskey, illegally in the mountains of Virgina. They are a bunch of crazy people who are inbred, which is one reason they are mentally challenged, the other is the illegal booze they drink which is poison drives them over the edge. They are making religious terrorist at the Liberty University to take over the America government who plan to set up a Christian dictatorship in America.

    1. Que Banjo

  15. I see Keith has been smearing his vile words on here again and PN have been responsible and deleted his horrendous comments.

    Thank You!

    1. Surprisingly Stu it wasn’t Keith for a change. Just some plonk called Jimmy. I’m sure Keith’ll be around here somewhere though. He always is for some reason :P

      1. Well the best thing is the comments were deleted.

        Integrity always wins! ;-)

        1. Spanner1960 30 May 2012, 9:16pm

          I think you will find it is the person with the webmaster’s login that has that.

  16. turd burglars kiddy fiddlers club 30 May 2012, 10:56pm

    It is typical of the homodeviant brigade to subvert an innocent childs character into an objet of immorality and perversion.
    Keep deviants away from our innocent kids and bring in capital punishment for homosexualism.

    1. Pink News

      Can you please delete this rancid post AGAIN!

    2. Well hello there Keith, nice of you to join us before you hit the bottle for the day to reinforce your ex-gay conversion.

      Tinky Winky is a fictitious character created for the very stupid minded or the very young. I can see how you relate to it so strongly….. your god has many similarities.

    3. @Stu. What did I tell you. As if by magic here he is :P

      @ Keith. What type of capital punishment would you suggest? Chair? Chamber? Or just a good old fashioned Biblical stoning?

      1. He’s confused as to what kind,Kris. Its the nature of the bible to confuse the stupid like Keith, its why he drinks so much but can’t afford the meds he needs to live a normal life.

        “God is satisfied with his works” – Gen 1:31
        “God is dissatisfied with his works” – Gen 6:6

        Amen.

        1. MathematicalErrorTree 2 Jun 2013, 5:07pm

          Excellent use of the Bible! Wow, religion is CONFUSING.

    4. Rachel Haytread 31 May 2012, 10:23am

      Let this fool’s comments stand. Censure him instead of censoring him. Laugh him out of the arena.Taking offense at his inflammatory comments is pointless, he has probably simply forgotten to take his medication, poor thing.

    5. MathematicalErrorTree 2 Jun 2013, 5:04pm

      That’s not really called for — you can’t kill someone because the chemicals in us tell us different things. It’s like killing someone off for having a cold. You are very mean — and stupid. Never come back again (PS, I am NEUTRAL in the sexuality range, I have never loved) so stop picking on people just because they feel differently to YOU.

  17. Gay activist Paul Mitchell 31 May 2012, 4:48pm

    He is just asexual!

    In the 21st century, the terms “straight”, “gay” and “bisexual” are outdated in my opinion!

    Love is love, let’s look beyond gender, sexuality and marriage!

    Why do we have to label everything! Life is just too short!

    I am a 26 year old man who is white, tall, chubby, brown hair, blue eyes, atheist, autistic, gay, political and works part time as a food services assistant in a nursing home in Australia, New South Wales, Gosford (Erina). 86 kilometers north of Sydney!

    See what i mean now, that is a lot of labels!

  18. Hey, Felix the Cat carries a purse. Does that mean he is gay ?

  19. Like it matters if he carried a bag and had a purple triangle. Children aren’t going to make the leap from that to acceptance and tolerance of the LGBT community. If they think gay people shouldn’t exist on children’s TV, then many of the presenters will have to be sacked along with plenty of other actors.

  20. Ok if tinky winky was/is not gay because it carries a handbag what about bugs bunny then he was always dressing up in womens clothes

  21. MathematicalErrorTree 2 Jun 2013, 4:56pm

    Even if he was, surely that would be a GOOD thing? Not because of its promotion, but acceptance of the same-sex community as a whole. I accept the concept but am not same-sex myself; sorry for wasting your space. :)

  22. Seemed more transgender than gay to me, to be honest.
    Note that people do form a gender identity before they form any form of sexuality

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