Back in the 90's Jerry Falwell, an evangelical fundamentalist, said he was positive that the purple Teletubby was gay.
Here's what he said exactly:
"He is purple – the gay pride color; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle – the gay-pride symbol. Role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children."
Obviously this guy wasn't a close minded individual at all, ha!
Well now, the woman who played the yellow Teletubby named Laa-Laa is saying that none of the Teletubbies were gay.
They weren't straight either!
Here's what she said regarding the former ignorant statements:
"I think it's embarrassing for the people who said it. What kind of person can take the obvious innocence and turn it into something else? We were hardly sexual beings."
During her ten years as Laa-Laa, the BBC popular show fought rumours of gay undertones.
We think Laa-Laa is definitely right. It IS embarrassing for those people to call out a children's beloved character's sexual preference–especially when it had no sexual preference at all!
We're glad that the actress has cleared that up for us.
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