Poor Tinky Winky can still carry his purse on Polish TV. Remember how government endorsed cultural watchdog Ewa Sowinska decried the children's television show earlier this week? Yeah, the Polish government was not amused. In fact, Ms. Sowinska's assistant got the job of publicly smacking the boss around.
"They are fictional characters, they have nothing to do with reality, and the bag and scissors and other props the fictional characters use are there to create a fictional world that speaks to children. We are not going to deal with this issue any more."
I'm sure cross-dressing purple children's TV characters the world over are breathing a sigh of relief now that the inquisition has ended. With the show out of production, Jerry Falwell dead, and the Poles ending their investigation, Tink can now go back to living quietly in Rio with his long-term partner, Grimace.