Aren’t all children’s cartoons masking subliminal gay messages intended to convert heterosexual boys and girls into same-sex loving adolescents? Batman and Robin. Winnie The Pooh. Garfield’s Otis. And now, The Adventures of Tintin‘s title character wasn’t just carrying gay understones — he supposedly was gay.
Tintin, in the role of a 16-year-old Belgian reporter aided by his dog Snowy, solved enough capers to be spun-off from the land of comic books into films, theatre productions, and a magazine. But was our spunky hero a homo?
Former politican and writer Matthew Parris – who is also gay – says the evidence is “overwhelming”.
Columnist Parris made the claim as the popular Tintin series celebrated its 80th anniversary this week.
He said: “Tintin is a callow, androgynous blonde-quiffed youth in funny trousers and a scarf. And his moving into the country mansion of his best friend, a middle-aged sailor?
“And you’re telling me Tintin isn’t gay?”
Parris points to Tintin’s shadowy past which he says is “a total mystery” as proof of his claim.
And says Tintin’s lack of contact with his family or girls is further evidence.
Parris adds: “Tintin never talks about his parents or family, as though trying to block out the very existence of a father or mother.
“As psychologists will confirm, this is common among young gay men, some of whom find it hard to believe that they really are their parents’ child.”
His comments in the Times have outraged Tintin fans. [The Sun]
Of course, let’s not forget Tintin’s other controversy: Racism.