Andrew Garfield Says Gay Spider-Man “Wouldn’t Make Sense”

Screen Shot 2013-07-20 at 7.25.31 PMIt seems as though Andrew Garfield has lost all hope after being shut down by fantasy boyfriend Michael B. Jordan. It was only a week ago that he admitted he’d like to “explore Spider-Man’s sexuality” on film, but ultimately told fans at a Comic-Con panel today that “it wouldn’t make sense.”

During the open forum, a gay man praised Garfield for supporting equality and said he found the star’s openness both inspiring and encouraging. When asked if he found it hard to declare his stance on controversial issues, Garfield replied:

“Spider-Man stands for everybody: black, white, Asian, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual. To me, love between two consenting adults is love. To me, that anyone would bat an eyelash at what I said is interesting.”

The room reportedly broke out in a standing ovation, to which Garfield assured that he’s an ally for LGBT equality, but a gay Spider-Man just wasn’t in the cards. “It wouldn’t make sense if, in the next movie, I was suddenly with a black guy.”

Maybe not for Spider-Man, but we speak for everyone in saying that we wouldn’t mind if you were “suddenly with a black guy,” Mr. Garfield. Let’s get to it!

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