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Andrew Garfield Longs For Time When A Person Isn’t Defined By Sexual Orientation

0510-andrew-garfield-spider-man_aw“My beliefs about living and about life and about the world and humankind have nothing to do with Spider-Man, but what I do believe is that Spider-Man stands for equality. Spider-Man will protect whoever needs protecting: gay, straight, black, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. He’s not gonna go help the middle-class white dude before he helps the homosexual black dude! He is an Everyman, and he is covered head to toe in costume, which is different than any other superhero I’m aware of, and I think that’s why he’s so universally relatable. And he is color-blind and he is blind to any sexual orientation, so it was more just a philosophical question of “Why not?” And I stick to it. I long for the time when we don’t see skin color, where sexual orientation is treated as a small thread in the fabric of a person as opposed to defining them.”

 

— Andrew Garfield further explaining his recent comment that it wouldn’t be out of character for Spider-man to have a male love interest, in an interview with Vulture

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21 Comments

  • B Damion

    Thank you Dr.Andrew Garfield.

    I really don’t remember asking for your personal opinion on life. You replied to the last statement about spider man having a b-friend and you declined. So….that is all.

    Thank you! I love how white folks love to use the token black person to cover all ethnic diversity bases.

  • MK Ultra

    Andrew Garfield, gorgeous and intelligent.
    Perfectly cast as a hero.

  • BJ McFrisky

    People with slight intellects are so funny when they try to be deep. He claims that he yearns for a society where we’re all race-blind and people aren’t defined by their sexuality . . . and then he goes on to state that Spider-man values the life of a gay black man over that of a middle-class white man.
    .
    I sometimes wonder if these Hollywood helium-heads ever think before they speak.

  • Homophile

    Is this a slow motion coming out?

  • dwndckd

    Damn…..LMFAO…..”He’s not gonna go help the middle-class white dude before he helps the homosexual black dude.” Fuck, what about helping us- the disappearing majority (i.e. “heterosexuals”).

  • tardis

    @BJ McFrisky: He’s clearly being facetious.

  • Charlie in Charge

    That’s it holier than thou Queerty commenters, someone says something nice about gay folks and we spit in their eye. That’ll learn ‘im!

  • Ron Jackson

    I like Andrew Garfield more every day. He’s trying to be a friend. Let him.

  • DarkZephyr

    @B Damion: Great way to be an asshat to our allies, B Damion.

  • cadet123

    @BJ McFrisky: Where is your head, o nvm I know where. His comment was “He’s not gonna go help the middle-class white dude before he helps the homosexual black dude!” This is an obvious assertion that Spiderman would not take sides based on anything other than immediate necessity. Not that he values one life more than any other…Where did you learn to read…5th aisle at Walmart

    Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/andrew-garfield-longs-for-time-when-a-person-isnt-defined-by-sexual-orientation-20130723/#ixzz2ZvGqtusB

  • cadet123

    @dwndckd: The only reason your majority is “disappearing” is because more folks are actually feeling stronger and more empowered to stand up against hate and discrimination and coming out of the closet. And who says there has to be a majority anyway…equality is where no one has an upper hand to denounce those they do not like

  • J.c.

    @Charlie in Charge: Yup nasty bitter old queens always commenting on here so negatively. You old sissies cant take the good out of anything , you must always play the martyr card.Get some therapy and then get a life! I like this article and love this site except for you nasty old bitches.

  • J with da tea

    I think I learned two things from the past few Garfield interviews; 1) he is possibly slowly coming out and 2) he loves him some chocolate! Hahaha but seriously though, love this guy!

  • Zodinsbrother

    @BJ McFrisky:

    I think you didn’t understand what he was saying. Andrew was saying he wouldn’t prioritise one after the other.

    Oh dear, so many people are working so hard to maintain their snarky persona on here that they never bother to read or understand what they are commenting on properly.

  • Tackle

    It’s funny how people heard or seen things, that this beautiful young man did not say or write. He NEVER said that Spider Man would help a gay Black man over a heterosexual White man. He was trying to convey that Spider Man does Not discriminate. And he clearly said that Spider Man stands for equality and will protect “whoever ” needs protecting. And of course he’s not gonna name every single group. That would be over 100 names.The gay, straight, Black,lesbian ect: was just a short list meaning to include all. I believe some on hear was so quick to judge and felt uncomfortable with what Andrew was saying is because Andrew is somewhat enlightened and can see past the outter shell of race,gender, and sexual orientation, and some of these posters cannot. So they feel uncomfortable, and go on the attack.

  • dwndckd

    @cadet123, to each—their own… Please infer what you wish… I made no effort to specify any further…

  • CaptainFabulous

    Dude is GGGGAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY

  • B Damion

    @DarkZephyr ..Don’t come for me bitch. I wasn’t the only one throwing shade.

  • Fwan

    Im not sure why there’s a need of reading between the lines of every single statement.
    Are you guys reading something different? Sometimes, ladies DO protest too much.

  • Nyruinz

    @J with da tea:

    I agree, and I think he may have had some on numerous occasions.

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