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Darren Franich
July 20, 2013 AT 04:20 AM EDT

During the Amazing Spider-Man 2 panel at Comic-Con today, one attendee asked Andrew Garfield about comments he made to EW last week about the possibility of Spidey engaging in a gay biracial romance. The attendee explained that, as a gay Asian-American, he found Garfield’s words extremely encouraging, and asked if the star found it hard to openly declare his stance on controversial issues. The Hall H audience cheered the question. Then Garfield responded, and the cheers got louder. “Spider-Man stands for everybody: black, white, Asian, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual,” Garfield said. “To me, love between two consenting adults is love. To me, that anyone would bat an eyelash at what I said is interesting.”

Garfield did note that it was unlikely that Peter Parker would embark on sexual exploration in the future Amazing installments. “It wouldn’t make sense if, in the next movie, I was suddenly with a black guy,” he said. This led his Amazing 2 co-star Jamie Foxx to jokingly protest: “I’m a good cuddler!” So, in conclusion, Spider-Man probably won’t be bisexual anytime soon, but Spider-Man does support gay rights. So, progress.

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