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Andrew Garfield Draws Backlash With Gay Comments

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Actor Andrew Garfield attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 26, 2017, in Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 07 Jul 2017 08:51 AM

Andrew Garfield stirred controversy with recent comments about his sexuality and his Broadway role as a gay man.

In a panel discussion about Tony Kushner’s "Angels in America," in which Garfield appears as a gay man battling AIDS, Garfield said he spent significant time preparing for the role, Fox News reported.

"As far as I know, I am not a gay man," Garfield said, although he left the door open for a future awakening of that part of himself. "Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch ‘Ru,’" he continued. "I mean every single series of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act—that’s all."

RuPaul has not commented on Garfield’s statement, but it has sparked a social media backlash in the gay community.

The comments also sparked some snarky internet memes.

Garfield performed in drag in May at London’s Werq the World and wore a blonde wig and white dress for Arcade Fire’s "We Exist" video.

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