LONDON (AP) — Andrew Garfield is getting criticized for saying he’s gay, but without the “physical act.”

Garfield is starring onstage as a gay man with AIDS in a London production of “Angels in America.” Britain’s Gay Times magazine reports Garfield told the audience at a panel discussion that he’s not currently gay, but left open the door for an “awakening” later in his life.

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He says he prepared for the role by watching episodes of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and added that he’s “a gay man right now just without the physical act.”

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The comment has sparked criticism from some on Twitter who say the remark is insensitive to the struggles of gay people.

Garfield’s representatives didn’t immediately return a request for comment Thursday.

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