Children’s programming apparently isn’t for children. 28-year old British actor Isaac Blake filed a lawsuit against Teletubbie creating Ragdoll Productions. Blake played one of the characters on In The Night Garden and alleges he suffered injuries inside his stiff robotic costume. When he complained, says Blake, production dismissed him as a bitch and a faggot.
…Blake claimed he suffered an injured pelvis while wearing the chunky brown and pink costume to entertain millions of viewers as one of the three Tombliboos.
The 28-year-old said he had to go to hospital and was forced off work for a week after being made to bend over for long spells for closeup shots while wearing the suit.
At an employment tribunal, Mr Blake, a trained dancer, also alleged that he was discriminated against and verbally abused for being homosexual.
He claimed a colleague called him a ‘bitch’ and a ‘faggot’ but when he made a formal complaint he was told to ‘shut up and get on with it’.
Such adult language!