Andrew Garfield is addressing a viral photo.
The 38-year-old Spiderman actor was photographed during the 2022 Oscarsseemingly texting immediately after the infamous Will Smith–Chris Rock slap incident.
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The photo has since gone viral on social mediaas fans speculated whether he was texting other people about the incident.
During an appearance on The Viewhe opened up about the moment.
“So, I feel so bad because, you know, Kevin Costner‘s introducing the director nominees in the most beautiful and elegant way, and I’m like ‘There’s no way I’m gonna be on camera during this,’” he said, via The Wrap.
“And everyone’s texting me, asking me, you know, what they’re asking me, like what the vibe in the room is. At that moment, my friends took priority over Kevin. But I feel really bad about that.”
When asked directly if he was texting about the slap, he simply laughed and brushed off the question before being asked to comment again.
“Everything’s been said. There’s no need for me to weigh in on that. Every possible version of the discussion has happened, and I have no interest in adding my voice to something that’s already been so well spoken [about],” he said.
He also just revealed the reason he’s taking a break from acting.