By Patrick Yacco
Originally published on Advocate.com April 22 2014 3:08 PM ET
In a recent promotional event touting their film The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Emma Stone challenged her boyfriend, Andrew Garfield, when the actor described sewing as "a feminine thing to do."
Sitting in front of an audience that included children, Garfield was asked by one, "How did Spider-Man get his costume?"
Garfield responded with, "He made it. … He sewed it. He took some sewing classes and some needlework, some needlepoint classes. It's kind of a feminine thing to do. He made a masculine costume…"
Stone then asked how it was feminine, and Garfield tried to quickly backtrack on his original comments: "It's feminine because I would say femininity is about more delicacy and precision and detail work and craftsmanship. ... Like my mother, she's an amazing craftsman. She in fact made my first Spider-Man costume when I was 3, so I use it as a compliment."
Despite the flub over Peter Parker's tailoring skills, Garfield has been a vocal supporter of LGBT equality and gained attention during an interview last summer when he wondered why more superheroes, like Spider-Man in particular, weren't gay.