A senior Polish official has ordered psychologists to investigate whether the popular BBC TV show Teletubbies promotes a homosexual lifestyle.
The spokesperson for children's rights in Poland, Ewa Sowinska, singled out Tinky Winky, the purple character with a triangular aerial on his head.
"I noticed he was carrying a woman's handbag," she told a magazine. "At first, I didn't realise he was a boy."
EU officials have criticised Polish government policy towards homosexuals.
Ms Sowinska wants the psychologists to make a recommendation about whether the children's show should be broadcast on public television.
Poland's authorities have recently initiated a series of moves to outlaw the promotion of homosexuality among the nation's children.
Tinky Winky's psychological evaluation is being treated fairly light-heartedly by many people here.
One radio station asked its listeners to vote for the most suspicious children's show. Some e-mailed in, saying that Winnie the Pooh had only male friends.
Even Ms Sowinska has backtracked a little, insisting that she does not believe the Teletubbies is a threat to the nation's children. But the evaluation is still going ahead and her office can recommend that the show should be taken off the air.
Poland was criticised recently after its education ministry announced plans to sack teachers who promote homosexuality.
Last month the European Union singled out Poland for criticism in its resolution condemning homophobia in the 27-member bloc.
Jerry Falwell is probably up there (or down there) laughing his ass off.
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Now Winnie The Pooh asking for honey makes so much more sense
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you know what?
its not as though they were trying to hide the fact that tinky winkys gay...
First of all his name is tinkywinky.
second That red bag....
3rd.... have u ever heard his voice?
honestly.... an investigation is unnecessary at this point.
What i dont understand is the fact that by holding back shows (such as teletubies) keeps kids from being exposed to things that are a part of life. It means that kids arent going to learn to be tolerant or respectful for someone else's way of life.