Disney executives were worried about Jack Sparrow appearing gay, according to Johnny Depp. The Disney execs hated Deppâ€™s portrayal of Jack Sparrow and thought his performance was too flamboyant.
According to FOX News, Depp said – in an interview for Vanity Fair, that Disney “couldn’t stand” his Sparrow and one person there even asked if Sparrow was gay. Depp told the Disney executive “all my characters are gay,” and he said that “really made her nervous.”
Really? In this day and age, Disney ought to just get with the program. So what if Jack Sparrow did turn out to be gay â€“ which he obviously is not â€“ would that be such a crime?
Deppâ€™s performance was obviously good enough for an Oscar nomination, but he maintains that Disney was â€œless than thrilledâ€ with his performance.
It is really unfortunate that Disney execs would feel this way. They seem to want to maintain some kind of â€œwholesomeâ€ image, but if they continue to feel this way toward gays, they will end up isolating a lot of people.