A new report indicates Jack Whitehall will play an openly gay character in Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise film starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The report from The Sun cites a source who says:

“This is a huge gig for Jack and has landed him his biggest ever pay cheque.

But, more excitingly, he is playing a gay man – one who is hugely effete, very camp and very funny.

It’s a dream role.”

The source continues:

“Disney’s always been incredibly supportive of the LGBTQ community.

This latest script, set at a time when it wasn’t socially acceptable to be gay, is another significant turning point.”

Whitehall confirmed he was working on Jungle Cruise, but did not confirm he was playing a gay character.

The Sun described Whitehall’s character a “‘fun effete’ young man.” He will allegedly be the brother of Emily Blunt’s character.

Whitehall is no stranger to Disney. He will appear in the studio’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms as Harlequin. The actor starred in the Bad Education television series which was adapted to film in 2015. He most recently appeared in the television show Bounty Hunters as Barnaby Walker.

The film is based on Disney’s Jungle Cruise theme park ride that takes guests on exciting river adventures across Asia, Africa, and South America. The rivers include The Nile, The Mekong, The Amazon, and the African Congo.

The ride was opened in 1955 at Disneyland Park with a focus on education. However, Walt Disney added more drama and lighthearted scenes in 1960.

With the announcement of Whitehall allegedly being cast as an openly gay Disney character, SJWs on Twitter were livid.

Much like the recent kerfuffle with Scarlett Johansson in Rub & Tug, these SJWs are demanding that Whitehall be replaced by a gay actor.

However, there was significant pushback.

What do you make of this blow-up? Do you think people should be angry that Whitehall was cast to be a gay character?

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