Andrew Garfield is setting the record straight — he did NOT diss Batkid at the Oscars. So, what really happened?
Not only did Andrew Garfield not throw a tantrum at the Oscars, but he ended up spending an entire day with Miles Scott aka Batkid to make up for the segment getting cut.
Andrew Garfield Did Not Snub Batkid
The internet turned on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield after a story broke claiming that he was the reason Miles Scott — affectionately known as Batkid — was pulled from his Oscars segment. However, Andrew’s rep has confirmed that is simply not the case, and anyone who states otherwise is “flat out lying.”
Here’s the official statement from Andrew’s publicist:
“In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honor Miles Scott as the true hero that he is. As some point overnight on Saturday /Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn’t work in the ceremony. They decided to pull it – Andrew and Miles were equally upset. The producers arranged for Miles and his family to visit Disneyland on Monday and Andrew drove down to visit them and to bring Miles a personal gift. Andrew did the right thing for Batkid and anyone saying otherwise is flat out lying.”
So it turns out that Andrew is actually a pretty Amazing guy!
Andrew Allegedly Threw A Tantrum At Oscars
In a story originally published by Page Six, Andrew arrived for his Oscar rehearsals with Batkid. The segment was to feature Andrew and Miles walking out on to stage together after the heroes montage presented by Chris Evans, and Andrew was to officially declare Miles as Batkid on behalf of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. According to Page Six, Andrew didn’t like the lines the producers had written for him and tried to improv instead. The report claims that when the producers told Andrew they didn’t find his lines appropriate for the segment, he stormed off in a tantrum and left the Batkid segment to be pulled.
Thankfully, none of that appears to be true.
“Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments due to the logistics of production,” a rep for The Academy told Us Weekly.
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— Lauren Cox