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On This Gay Day: Reverend Jerry Falwell got upset about Teletubbies

Religious leader Jerry Falwell declares Tinky Winky is gay American religious leader Jerry Falwell declared on this day in 1999 that children’s television character Tinky Winky was gay. Falwell claimed there were many signs that the purple Teletubby was a homosexual. The British TV series had taken the world by storm in the late 1990’s […]

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Simon Sheldon Barnes, actor who played Tinky Winky, dies aged 52

Simon Sheldon Barnes, actor who played Tinky Winky, dies aged 52

Simon Shelton Barnes, the actor who played purple Teletubby Tinky Winky, has died aged 52. The Teletubies became a global phenomenon when they first appeared in 1997, as the education experts argued if the psychedelic show, that featured four colourful characters who speak like babies and have televisions embedded in the bellies, was actually good […]

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