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Outhouse Admonishes Websites That Ran Andrew Garfield Batkid Story Without Fact Checking

Outhouse Admonishes Websites That Ran Andrew Garfield Batkid Story Without Fact Checking

The actor turned out to be innocent, and sites that bashed him without waiting for confirmation should be ashamed of themselves.



Source: TMZ

Earlier today, a story began making the rounds on the internet that originated on the New York Post's Page Six claiming that a segment at Sunday's Oscars ceremony featuring Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield and Make-a-Wish Foundation star Batkid was cut from the show when Garfield threw a tantrum and walked out.

The Outhouse has learned that this story was false, and the the segment was cut due to unrelated production reasons. According to Garfield's rep, Garfield and Batkid were equally upset by the news, which Garfield recieved via email hours before the show. Reportedly, Garfield argued for the segment to remain in the show, but ended up knocking out the award show's producer with a well-aimed blow to the chin after the argument escalated.

"One punch!" exclaimed Ted Kord, a businessman who attended the event.

Afterward, Garfield traveled to DisneyLand with Batkid and even had a private Oscar dinner with the heroic five year old, complete with tuxedos, in a hotel room to make up for missing the ceremony.

The Outhouse hopes that all those websites who were quick to jump all over an unsubstantiated rumor and add senseless and unwarranted vitriol have learned a lesson from this, and that they will act with more journalistic responsibility in the future.





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