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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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On:           Jul 23, 2013
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    • 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.

      Jul 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra

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

      Jul 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 23, 2013 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile

      Is this a slow motion coming out?

      Jul 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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”).

      Jul 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky

      @Homophile: God… I hope so.

      Jul 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis

      @BJ McFrisky: He’s clearly being facetious.

      Jul 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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!

      Jul 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron Jackson

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

      Jul 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

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

      Jul 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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

      Jul 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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

      Jul 23, 2013 at 9:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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!

      Jul 24, 2013 at 12:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 3:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 3:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dwndckd

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

      Jul 24, 2013 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous


      Jul 24, 2013 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion

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

      Jul 24, 2013 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Jul 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nyruinz

      @J with da tea:

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

      Jul 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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