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Jack Whitehall’s role as first major homosexual Disney character sparks row

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The actor and comedian is reportedly playing the gay brother of Emily Blunts character in Disney film Jungle Cruise

A row has are broken down on social media after reports that Jack Whitehall will play the first great openly homosexual reference in a Disney film.

Whitehall announced on Instagram that he was working on Jungle Cruise, a movie based on the Disney theme park ride of the same name, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Whitehall is to play the brother of Blunt’s reference, and according to a report in the Sun,” he is playing a lesbian soldier- one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny “.

Sophie WilkINson (@ sophwilkinson)

If Scarlett Johansson wasn’t allowed to play a trans man then Jack Whitehall shouldn’t be allowed to play a lesbian mortal. Especially so when you consider there are absolute hundreds of out lesbian males in Hollywood who are better actors than him

August 13, 2018

With numerous social media useds referencing the recent controversy that resulted in Scarlett Johansson withdrawing from a character as a trans male in Rub& Tug, much of the protest centred around the handing of a pioneering persona to a non-gay actor. Another part of contention was the suggestion that Whitehall would play a “camp” and “effete” character.

Omar Sharif Jr. (@ OmarSharifJr)

Really @Disney #JungleCruise? Your first substantial homosexual capacity will be played by a straight white man continuing stereotypes? Fail! This ship should settle. https :// t.co/ npPESNZaxD

August 13, 2018

If showed, Whitehall’s role would not be the first gay capacity in a Disney film- 2017′ s Beauty and the Beast contained” an alone gay time “.

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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