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Jul 6, 2017

Andrew Garfield Said He's "A Gay Man Right Now, Just Without The Physical Act" And People Have Thoughts

People have some thoughts.

So, Andrew Garfield is currently starring in Tony Kushner's theater production Angels in America, where he plays Prior Walters, a gay man in the US living with AIDS.

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And during a panel discussion of the play, Andrew said he prepared for the role by watching RuPaul's Drag Race, and that he was a gay man "without the physical act."

"Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch RuI 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."

He then clarified that he is not gay.

"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."

His statements caught backlash from a lot of people on social media:

As well as publications like Attitude and Queerty.

Some people thought he had good intentions but he'd misspoke.

  1. So, was Andrew way outta line?

    So, was Andrew way outta line?

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So, was Andrew way outta line?
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    He is dead wrong and needs to apologize.
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    He was just trying to get into the role and put his foot in his mouth.

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