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Disneyland fires Jack Sparrow

December 8, 2008 |  4:59 pm

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Disneyland has forced Captain Jack Sparrow of "Pirates of the Caribbean" fame to walk the plank, saying the irascible scalawag has “set sail for other high-seas adventures.”

Disneyland officials confirmed that the pirate was indeed fired (due to declining relevance and diminishing visitor requests), but flatly denied published reports that the dismissal had anything to do with female fans flashing their breasts at the swashbuckling actors who portray Jack Sparrow at the Anaheim theme park.

Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown called the breast-flashing rumors "absolutely false" and "simply not true."

Read the rest of the article at Funland, The Times' amusement park blog.

--Brady MacDonald

Photo: Disney