Andrew Garfield Says He’s a Gay Man, But Hasn’t Done Anything “Physical” Yet

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Ohhhh, Andrew Garfield — what happened to you?! You were once our unproblematic fave, and now you’ve gone and dug yourself into a serious hole. The 33-year-old actor currently stars in the play Angels in America, where he portrays a gay man who is diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. The British celebrity was recently on a panel talking about his latest endeavor when he was asked how he prepared for the role, to which he gave a shocking response.

“Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru,” the actor said. “I mean every single series of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I mean every series. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act — that’s all.”

Wait, WHAT?! Not so fast. Andrew clarified that although he literally said “I am a gay man,” he isn’t actually homosexual.

“As far as I know, I am not a gay man. Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful, as well.”

So basically, Emma Stone‘s ex is saying that while he’s not technically gay right now, he’s living his life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community to help his performance. The Amazing Spider-Man star now faces seriously backlash for making such asinine comments.

Watching a television show does not make you gay. Sexual acts, or lack thereof, do no make you gay. Andrew, we know you probably meant no harm, but PLEASE think before you speak next time.

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