Emma Stone Calls Out Her Boyfriend Andrew Garfield On Sexist Comment
We all make mistakes, and in the case of "Spiderman" actor Andrew Garfied, at least his sexist comment could be called out by girlfriend and fellow franchise actor, Emma Stone.
At a press conference for the movie earlier this month, one young member of the audience asked Garfied how Peter Parker made his alter ego's evil-fighting uniform.
Garfied proceeded to stick his foot in his mouth, with a response that — accidentally or not — drew some pretty sexist and gendered lines on what activities are deemed "acceptable" for young boys and girls.
"He made it. He made it with his bare hands. He sewed it, he took some sewing classes and some needlework. It's kind of a feminine thing to do, he made a very masculine costume out of a very feminine [task]."
In a moment of fast wit that clearly surprised both Garfied and the audience (watch the clip to hear their audible gasps) Stone challenged this gendered notion, pressing Garfied to explain why, exactly, the idea of sewing is so "feminine" and, according to Garfied, kind of out of place for a young man to be doing.
He quickly recovered with the idea that there's femininity in everyone, but kudos to Stone for recognizing where we still (stupidly) maintain some sort of fundamental difference for what's proper and expected of people based on their sex, alone.
H/T: NY Daily News, Photo Credit: WENN