Jake Whitehall Plays Gay Face Yet Again In Disney Movie Jungle Cruise
It's hard to find out if Jake Whitehall is actually gay or not. One source claims he dated a woman from 2011 until 2017, but it's not totally clear. He's also been known to play gay face before, with backlash. I'm just linking now. Not offering my opinion. I didn't see either of these projects.
Jack Whitehall received some backlash for taking on the role of a gay character.
Aside from all this, Whitehall, who may or may not be gay, is now playing gay face again in Disney's Jungle Cruise and this time there's still some controversy with the way the gay character is being portrayed. I hate to speculate but this is what often happens when straight people try to do gay content.
British comedian Jack Whitehall plays Lily's brother MacGregor Houghton, who is gay, even coming out in a scene with Wolff (though notably without employing the word "gay").
Here's this link. The comments about why they don't use the word gay are interesting. I love the way straight people all refer to being as as just sexuality.
For the record, I'm proud of the word gay! I not only want that label, I OWN that label.
As a side note, they had a problem with another character, too, and this really bothered me.
"We understood that we needed to maintain that whimsy and spirit of the ride with all the nostalgia, but we also need to bring it into this modern era of what's appropriate," says Blunt.
WTF is he talking about with this "modern era?" The odds are that if it's wrong now it was wrong 40 years ago. And the odds are it offended someone 40 years ago. It has nothing to do with a "modern era."