Disney has reportedly cast their first openly gay character, but LGBTQ activists aren’t happy. Actor Jack Whitehall will play the role of the “hugely effete, very cramped and very funny” gay man in Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming film The Jungle Cruise. But there’s just one problem, according to angered fans. He’s just not gay enough.
Last month Scarlett Johansson sparked a similar backlash when it was announced she would star as a transgender character in the film Rub & Tug. Eventually, Johansson was forced to pull out of the project.
“Hollywood is so f–ked up,” trans actor Trace Lysette said. “I wouldn’t be as upset if I was getting in the same rooms as Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett for cis roles, but we know that that’s not the case. A mess.”
Matt Walsh from Daily Wire asked, “So are we allowed to be outraged when gay actors play straight characters?”
“Disney is putting an openly gay character in a kid’s film for the first time,” Walsh added. “The Left is outraged that the actor playing the character is straight. A crucial dynamic is on display here.”
“The Left get what it wants, but demands more. Always more. It is never satisfied. Meanwhile, Christians cede more and more of the culture, rarely offer a peep of protest, and make do with whatever crumbs they are thrown.”
Really @Disney #JungleCruise ? Your first significant gay role will be played by a straight white man perpetuating stereotypes? Fail! This ship should sink. https://t.co/npPESNZaxD
— Omar Sharif Jr. (@OmarSharifJr) August 13, 2018
If only there were gay actors who could play ‘camp’ as well as Jack Whitehall. https://t.co/GM3VQjOhUx
— Ethan Harvey (@ethanharv) August 12, 2018
Such a dam shame it’s so hard to find gay actors to play gay roles in hollywood ?. Do better @disney @jackwhitehall https://t.co/QUQ3qbb8NZ
— Chris Salvatore (@CSalvatore) August 12, 2018
Super excited about this huge moment for the LGBTQ+ family, and @jackwhitehall is amazing https://t.co/FwH4d7BZqZ BUT when so many gay actor friends of mine are turned down for straight roles because there’s a “whiff of gay”, it’s frustrating to cast NonGay people in gay roles
— James Barr ?️? (@imjamesbarr) August 13, 2018
At this rate, it won’t be long before all forms of acting are banned. After all, the point of acting is pretending to be someone you’re NOT.