Johnny Depp: "Disney Was Worried That Capt. Jack Sparrow Was Gay"

In an interview with Patti Smith for the January edition of Vanity Fair magazine, actor Johnny Depp who created Capt. Jack Sparrow, the flamboyant character which he based on the Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, and helped turn the Pirates of the Caribbean films into a billion dollar franchise was initially unpopular with Disney because they thought that Depp portrayed the Capt. Jack character as being  “gay”
Depp said Disney initially “couldn’t stand” his version of Sparrow, with one person asking if the character was gay. Depp told the Disney executive “all my characters are gay”, adding that “really made her nervous”.
Disney has some nerve.  Even if Capt. Jack Sparrow was gay it wouldn’t be the first gay Disney Pirates.  I mean just look at Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. They were so close you wopuld need a bucket of cold water and a  crowbar to seperate them. 
For shame Disney
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