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Disney is making strides by introducing its first openly gay character in the upcoming "Jungle Cruise" movie, which will feature a big coming out scene A test screening of the film took place last week -- it'll get a wide release in -- and sources who attended tell TMZ Disney avoids using the word "gay" when Jack Whitehall 's character, McGregor, comes out to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. We're told, at one point, McGregor has a heart-to-heart with The Rock's lead character, Frank, about dating history Keep in mind, this flick isn't set in modern times.
‘Jungle Cruise’ Casting Of Jack Whitehall in Disney’s First Gay Role Sparks Backlash
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On Sunday, a report in the U. Really Disney JungleCruise? Your first significant gay role will be played by a straight white man perpetuating stereotypes? This ship should sink. OmarSharifJr August 13, Was really excited for JungleCruise but hearing that jackwhitehall will be doing the usual straight-man-plays-camp-gay-man act has put me off big time.
Fans upset by Disney’s casting choice of first major gay character
Jungle Cruise will reportedly feature the first major gay character in a Disney film. However, there is controversy around the casting as the character will be played by Jack Whitehall, a straight man. Whitehall announced on Instagram that he will be joining the cast alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in the film based on the Disney theme park ride. Consequently, many people are outraged that Disney reportedly cast a straight man to play the first major character who is openly gay in a film.
This will be the second time that Disney featured a gay character in a live-action children's movie, following Josh Gad as Gaston's loyal henchman LeFou, but it will be the first instance of an openly gay character. Their goal is to travel down a river in order to discover a tree that allegedly possesses the power to heal. Omar Shariff Jr. Your first significant gay role will be played by a straight white man perpetuating stereotypes? This ship should sink.