Did Spider-Man diss Batkid?
A widely disseminated Page Six item laid out the juicy claim: Andrew Garfield "snubbed" Miles Scott, the 5-year-old leukemia patient who became known worldwide as Batkid, at the Oscars after a disagreement with the script, with Garfield ultimately refusing to participate.
According to the tabloid account, which predictably led to Internet backlash against the "Spider-Man" star, Garfield was scheduled to present at Sunday's show where he was going to make Miles an official superhero (the show's theme was Movie Heroes) during the ceremony.
[Oscars: Suprise Batkid appearance was pulled from ceremony]
Both were noticeably absent, and Chris "Captain America" Evans stepped in at the last minute on Sunday to present.
However, the decision was not personal… and not as dramatic.
As it turns out, the Oscar producers made the last-minute choice to eliminate the Garfield-Scott portion of the ceremony. The Academy absolved Garfield of any Batkid-dream-crushing guilt onRead More »from Andrew Garfield, Batkid, and the missing Oscars appearance: What really went down