Listen boys! Â The Yellow Teletubby wants you to know that there wasn’t a gay agenda. Â Yea, way to stay relevant…10 years later.
The woman who donned the yellow costume finally decided to speak out against Jerry Falwell’s claims that the children’s characters had a gay agenda. Â Falwell was the founder of the Moral Majority and Liberty University and claimed that Tinky Winky was gay because of his purple color and triangular head piece.
Nikky Smedley who played Laa-Laa (the yellow one) until the show’s finale in 2002 went on record to state that the Teletubbies weren’t gay at all.
“I think it’s embarrassing for the people who said it,” Smedley told a British newspaper.
Personally, I think it’s embarrassing that someone designed a children’s costume with a gay symbol on its head and didn’t expect any kind of association. That’s just me. Â Listen, instead of fighting over the sexuality of a nonexistent character maybe we should be letting kids know that whether Tinky Winky was gay or not he was still a great Teletubby. Â Maybe instead of fighting we could teach about equality…