December 6, 2008
What a naughty pirate! Disneyland management fired four actors who portrayed the swashbuckling pirate Jack Sparrow at the theme park on charges that the swashbuckling actors were causing young female park-goers to flash more than their hands and arms in waving hello.
Disney spokesperson told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Disney officials were unhappy that some young women reacted to his bare-chested persona by exhibiting some very unprincess-like behavior, particularly late at night. One of the actors said, "they lost control when they saw Jack Sparrow. This is a sexy, rock-star pirate.''