Oscar-nominated actor Andrew Garfield stirred the honeypot this week, upsetting snowflakes everywhere when he called himself gay "without the physical act."
Garfield made his flippant comments while speaking on a panel discussion about his upcoming part playing an AIDS victim in a London production of “Angels in America.”
"My only time off during rehearsals — every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru [Ru Paul's Drag Race]. This is my life outside of this play," said the actor. "I am a gay man right now, just without the physical act — that’s all."
"As far as I know, I am not a gay man," added Garfield, though not closing the door to his own gay "awakening" in the future.
Social media quickly lit up with outrage over Garfield playing into gay stereotypes by claiming he prepared for the role by watching cross-dresser Ru Paul and implying that homosexuality is a choice.
Garfield expressed that he was honored to be selected to star in Tony Kushner's famed play, which was adapted as an HBO miniseries in 2003 starring Al Pacino.
"I had to trust that it was the right thing and Tony [Kushner, the writer of 'Angels in America'] had asked me and maybe if he'd asked me, it was the right thing," Garfield said. "It was as about doing honor, doing justice and knowing my history."