Watch Emma Stone Call Out Andrew Garfield’s Sexist Comment Like A Total Boss

Emma Stone Andrew Garfield Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiere April 2014

Hey, remember how you’re like totally obsessed with Emma Stone and think she’s hilarious and adorable and amazing? This video of her calling out her co-star and boyfriend Andrew Garfield for making a sexist comment will only serve to make that obsession even obsessier. She’s just so casually sassy and quick and unashamed, and it’s amazing.

The two of them have been making the rounds this month on their Amazing Spider-Man 2 promotion tour, unofficially sponsored by the Spice Girls. It’s been just as magical as you’d expect, aside from that weird moment when Andrew decided nobody was allowed to call Emma his girlfriend. Even if he won’t say so, it’s pretty clear that she is, but that doesn’t mean she’ll bite her tongue when he throws out some casual sexism at a Q&A. In response to a question about how Peter Parker made his Spider-Man outfit, Andrew explains that he sewed it himself and made something masculine through a very feminine activity.

RECORD SCRATCHING SOUND. Hold up, what’s that, Andrew? Sewing is a “feminine” activity? Your colleague and girlfriend Emma would like to know why you’d think that. Andrew goes into a rambling, defensive, “Uh oh I’m in trouble now” explanation about how it’s actually a compliment and everybody has masculine and feminine parts to them, and he just digs himself deeper and deeper. But Emma comes out looking like a total boss.

Is Andrew a big Sexist McSexist who thinks like a Duggar? Most likely no, or at least I hope not. His comment was pretty mildly misogynistic, but we won’t be able to stop casual sexism like that unless we point out what’s wrong with it. I love Emma Stone for doing that, and I love her even more because she did it in front of a bunch of people and to her own boyfriend. Not only does it show that she’s not some shrinking violet who will nod along to whatever Andrew says, but I think it’s really cool for a couple to be able to call each other out on things instead of exclusively singing each other’s praises.

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    • Jon

      Anyone still want to make the argument that this guy isn’t secretly a douche, now would be the time to do so.

      • Tara

        Oh please, so he misspoke, we’ve all done it (except it’s not publicized) doesn’t mean he’s a horrible person. Emma Stone is the coolest chick on the planet and could have any guy she wanted, I think she knows him way better than we do – do you seriously think she’d waste her time dating a douche? I don’t think what Garfield was trying to say came out right, but it’s also seems pretty clear that he wasn’t using feminine as an insult. Before he got cut off, I thought he was trying to explain that he admired that Spider-man was shown performing a task that one doesn’t expect of macho superheroes and how that was pretty cool.

      • Jon

        You’re right because as we all know, being a cool chick automatically means your partner can’t have douchey qualities.

        And this is the second “he misspoke” incident to happen in the span of 10 days. Not to mention he recently admitted he’d be Justin Bieber if fame had hit him earlier (even HE acknowledges he’s got some douche in him). I don’t have anything against Andrew personally. I’m just stating what this very site has reported on about the guy. You’re obviously not turned off by his recent missteps. I am. Thankfully, we’re both entitled to believe what we want.

      • Tara

        Yep, you’re entitled to your own opinion. The thing is I’ve been following his career very closely for over 6 years, not 10 days like you so I have a pretty good idea of what this guy is all about. The thing with social media & sites like these, when you do something good, no one says anything, the one time you have a minor slip up, everyone jumps all over you and suddenly you’re the worst person ever…I’d hate to be a celebrity

      • Jenny

        Actually, you do seem to have something personal against him. He has had, like ONE misstep – the one where he got all weird about a journalist calling Emma his girlfriend. This one is not a misstep. He misspoke – it’s something all of us do, especially when a lot of people are conditioned to thinking in terms of masculinity/femininity. Emma calling him out was cool, but don’t blow it out of proportion. It’s obvious he doesn’t really think that women can’t do ‘masculine’ things or vice versa. He never says that men should only be masculine and women should only be feminine. It’s a small thing – casual sexism, like they said, which we don’t pay attention to (and obviously, he didn’t either) – that does need to be changed, but my god, he’s not a douche.

    • Katy Hearne

      ugh. Jamie Foxx (double ugh for the double x’s) is so full of uggh

      • guest

        I didn’t understand your exasperation until I watched the end of the clip. Oh jeez.

    • Olivia Wilson

      I just wanted to rescue him once he started rambling. Cringe cringe cringe.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      Honestly, you third-wave feminist types really need a lesson in the difference between misogyny and sexism. To say that this guy’s comment about sewing is “mildly misogynistic” just goes to show you don’t even understand what the word means. Misogyny means hatred of women. Ted Bundy was a misogynist. This Garfield dude is just a typical dumb guy, and all dumb guys think cooking and cleaning and sewing are femme things to do. So what. That doesn’t mean they’re automatically going to vote to take away your right to choose. Get with it, girls, and lighten up.

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      • FemelleChevalier

        I wouldn’t exactly call Ted Bundy a misogynist, though. He was a clinical psychopath and should be lumped with the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer and other serial killers.

      • Elizabeth Aspen

        I did my thesis on Bundy, He was both.

      • FemelleChevalier

        But he isn’t solely a mysoginist. That’s like saying all psychopaths are killers, when only a few have the potential due to their inherent nature.

      • JLH1986

        I get that he misspoke or that he may have just not though that out. But just like the rest of us who say dumb things (because I do, on the regular) being called out on it should make him think about it. I don’t think we’re picking on him by saying “hey that was a dumb thing to say”. I read this as more of a Emma Stone isn’t scared to let her man know “that was silly” v. a “Andrew Garfield is a misogynist prick”.