Monday, January 12, 2009
Tintin and the BBC
Cartoon legend Tintin celebrated his 80th birthday last weekend and he is popular as ever. Right, fair enough, both my boys grew up reading all the Tin Tin cartoon books. They loved them, still do. I enjoyed them also, excellent homeschool reading material.
The immortal boy reporter first appeared on January 10, 1929 bound for the Soviet Union, in a supplement to the Roman Catholic Brussels weekly, Le Vingtieme Siecle. The character was the creation of Belgium writer, Georges Remi, better known as Hergé.
Since then, 24 comic books about his adventures have been translated into more than 50 languages, with over 200 million copies sold and new young fans attracted to this timeless and ageless character.
Now one would think a nice celebration of this literary character would be in store and the BBC would do this simple act, i.e. celebrate Tintin.
But no… they drag out some rancid cat’s meat called Matthew Parris, a homosexual, and do an interview with this turnip who claims, the great boy reporter Tintin is ‘gay.’
Stupid I know, but you wonder just how far down can the once great BBC sink? The BBC has become much like the New York Times, no longer relevant. The BBC seeks to pumb the bottom it seems.
Here’s a quote from the blister…
A callow, androgynous blonde-quiffed youth in funny trousers and a scarf moving into the country mansion of his best friend, a middle-aged sailor? A sweet-faced lad devoted to a fluffy white toy terrier, whose other closest pals are an inseparable couple of detectives in bowler hats, and whose only serious female friend is an opera diva…
… And you’re telling me Tintin isn’t gay?’ said Matthew Parris.
Now this sack of damnation Parris is yet another ex-Tory MP. Which is a sidebar, as in what is it with this semi-right politicians and their testosterone levels? He was giggling and laughing in the interview. Isn’t that special? Shades of several country club Republicans I could name.
Now in the real world, as anyone who has read Herge’s Tintin books knows well, our hero Tin Tin is an average young lad, completely normal in every way, but lucky enough to have adventures while a young man.
The Belgium-based Studios Hergé reacted stoutly to the maggot Parris’s insane theory, with spokesman Marcel Wilmet declaring: ‘Tintin is not at all gay - he was very macho in fact. He has many friends who are boys but they are not boyfriends.’ The BBC is nuts and the responsible parties for interview the scab Parris should be horse whipped. Do them a world of good and Tintin, along with James Bond and Bat Man, is very mucho, he is very masculine.
This silly episode reminds me of another dung ball that wrote a tell-all book insisting that Errol Flynn was bisexual. This happened some years back when many of Errol Flynn’s friends were still alive, they to the man and woman declared this odd theory to be insane and the book a blight of fiction written for the mere reason of making money, more over, Errol Flynn was arguably the most straight, excessively heterosexual, man to walk this planet.
Alas, the BBC has become Crap.
Barry R McCain