Cavill Apologises For #MeToo Comments
Henry Cavill has apologised for comments he’s made in a interview about the #MeToo campaign.
The Jersey-born actor has being widely criticised for his remarks about being scared to flirt with women.
Superman star Cavill’s been called out on twitter for an interview he gave to GQ magazine in Australia.
Asked about how the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment had affected him, he said it had made flirting difficult because of the fear of being called a rapist.
“Stuff has to change, absolutely,”
“There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman … I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that.”
“It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like: ‘Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something.’”
He has been castigated for implying that women conflate flirting with rape.
The actor has since made a statement apologising for any confusion or misunderstanding.
He says he’s always held women in the highest regard and would never intend to be disrepectful – adding this has taught him a valuable lesson in the ‘nuance of editorial liberties’.
“Having seen the reaction to an article in particular about my feelings on dating and the #metoo movement, I just wanted to apologize for any confusion and misunderstanding that this may have created. Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention.
In light of this I would just like to clarify and confirm to all that I have always and will continue to hold women in the highest of regard, no matter the type of relationship whether it be friendship, professional, or a significant other. Never would I intend to disrespect in any way, shape or form.
This experience has taught me a valuable lesson as to the context and the nuance of editorial liberties. I look forward to clarifying my position in the future towards a subject that it so vitally important and in which I wholeheartedly support.”