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Henry Cavill Issues An Apology For His Comments On The #MeToo Movement

The actor said he was afraid to flirt with women in case he was "going to be called a rapist or something."

Henry Cavill Issues An Apology For His Comments On The #MeToo Movement
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Oh no, honey, what is you doing?

Henry Cavill is in hot water after a recent GQ Australia interview in which the Mission: ImpossibleFallout actor said he was afraid to flirt with women in case he was "going to be called a rapist or something."

The bar is so low, and yet... the man trips.

Cavill said he favors a "traditional" approach to dating – and to be clear, there's nothing inherently wrong with that. 

"There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman," the 35-year-old actor told the magazine. "There’s a traditional approach to that, which is nice. I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that."

Here's where things get sticky:

"I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something," Cavill continued. 

Oh, Henry... there is such a glaring difference between flirting and sexual harassment. 

The actor's remark was quickly picked apart on Twitter.  

Following the social media backlash, Cavill released the following statement to THR:

"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 regard, no matter the type of relationship, whether it be friendship, professional or a significant other."

The actor continued: "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 toward a subject that is so vitally important and in which I wholeheartedly support."

Hey, at least the apology was longer than the offending quote. 

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