Jack Whitehall to play first openly gay character in new Disney movie

British comedian Jack Whitehall is reportedly playing an openly gay character in the forthcoming Disney movie The Jungle Cruise.

This will be the first time that an openly gay character has appeared in a Disney movie.

According to the Sun newspaper, Whitehall’s character will be “hugely effete, very camp and very funny”.

The movie is based on the Disneyland ride of the same name, and is set in the 19tgh century.

The character is described as “hugely effete, very camp and very funny.”

Reaction from social media has been varied, with some people saying that it was not right for a straight actor to play a gay character

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