When asked how he prepared for the role of Prior Walter, a gay man who contracts AIDS, Garfield said, “My only time off during rehearsals — every Sunday — I would have eight friends over and we would just watch [RuPaul’s Drag Race],” he said during a panel discussion, according to Gay Times magazine.
“This is my life outside of this play,” he continued. “I am a gay man right now just without the physical act — that’s all.”
Earlier on in the conversation, he said, “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. I adore it.”
Fans were not pleased with Garfield's comments, and they're going off on social media.
"Straight tourists who try on oppression for kicks make me so tired," someone tweeted. "Andrew Garfield and James Franco... guys... you will never understand."
"Andrew Garfield is "gay without the physical act" because he watches RuPaul. - Rich Straight White Men Try To Be Interesting Vol. 53," someone else wrote.
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