Newswire: Andrew Garfield joins noble tradition of actors doing silly shit by saying he’s “a gay man”

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The internet decided to perform its time-honored tradition yesterday of getting extremely mad about something that sounds bad out of context, but that probably didn’t quite deserve the place it was assigned on the “Silly-To-Serious Proportionate Response Outrage-O-Meter.” Entertainment Weekly reports Andrew Garfield, currently starring in the London revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America, was excoriated online after making a comment about homosexuality that didn’t sit well with some.

During a panel discussion following a performance of the show, the Gay Times notes Garfield was talking about his own relation to the character he plays, a gay man struggling with the reality of AIDS, and he said, “My only time off during rehearsals – every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru [RuPaul’s Drag Race]. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now ...