Andrew Garfield, Batkid "Equally Upset" About Scrapped Oscars Segment, Says Rep

Celebrity News Mar. 6, 2014 AT 4:45PM
Andrew Garfield at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards Andrew Garfield and Batkid were "equally upset" about their scrapped Oscars segment, the actor's rep tells Us Weekly exclusively Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Spider-Man and Batkid have had a rough day in the press! Andrew Garfield's rep tells Us Weekly exclusively that the actor and "Batkid" Miles Scott were both "equally upset" about the 86th Academy Awards scrapping their onstage segment Sunday night.

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"Here are the facts," Garfield's rep, Rupert Fowler, says in a statement. "In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honor Miles Scott as the true hero that he is. At some point overnight on Saturday/Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn't work in the ceremony."

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"They decided to pull it - Andrew and Miles were equally upset," the statement continues. "The producers arranged for Miles and his family to visit Disneyland on Monday and Andrew drove down to visit them and to bring Miles a personal gift. Andrew did the right thing for Batkid and anyone saying otherwise is flat out lying." 

As previously reported, Garfield, 30, and Scott's segment was abruptly yanked from the live ABC broadcast, and Avengers star Chris Evans instead took its place to present a video tribe to superheroes.

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"Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments due to the logistics of production," a rep for the Academy previously told Us. (Page Six first claimed on March 5 that Garfield backed out of the segment.)

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