By Gersh Kuntzman. Only 24 hours earlier, to most of us it would have seemed preposterous that Tinky Winky, one of the Teletubbies, the cuddly cartoon characters who barely do much more than fall over, should be upheld as a gay icon. But the Rev.
The programme focuses on four multi-coloured creatures known as "Teletubbies", named after the television screens implanted in their abdomens. Recognised throughout popular culture for the uniquely shaped antenna protruding from the head of each character, the Teletubbies communicate through gibberish and were designed to bear resemblance to toddlers. The series rapidly became a commercial success in Britain and abroad.
In an article entitled "Parents Alert: Tinky Winky Comes Out of the Closet", the magazine issued a warning to parents in the United States to shield their children from the corrupting influence of the character, who lives in a dome with the other Teletubbies - Dipsy, La La and Po. With his boy's voice and ditsy demeanour, Tinky Winky is in fact a covert gay role model, the article said. Steve Rice, spokesman forThe Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Company, which represents Teletubbies in the US, was emphatic: "To think we would be putting sexual innuendo in a children's show is kind of outlandish".
Tinky Winky made the pop-culturally elite "in" column--opposite his "out" counterparts, Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres. On Monday, a U. Later, rep Steve Rice, of the itsy bitsy Entertainment Co. The sexual preference of Tinky Winky has been the subject of fan debate since The Teletubbies premiered in Britain in March
Teletubbies launched March 31, — to celebrate, here's a couple of things you might not have known about the famous children's show. The show was also nominated for two Daytime Emmys and a slew of other industry awards for its production values and savvy marketing. Considering their lack of a discernible language, this might come as something of a surprisebut apparently Dipsy the green one is black, and Po the red one is Cantonese.
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Falwell tunes his gay-dar on kiddie shows. I know a little something about the Teletubbies show. I learned most of it by reading the biographies attached to each of the four Teletubby dolls, which showed up at our house at Christmas.
What did? The interstate conspiracy that would soon make headlines around the world. He claimed to be on to something.