Justice League’s Henry Cavill Apologizes For His Comments Against The #MeToo Movement
The DC Extended Universe’s Superman star, Henry Cavill, has just apologized over the comments that he made about the #MeToo movement in a recent profile interview.
In a statement to The Huffington Post, Cavill apologized for what he said in a previous interview with GQ, saying that he had taken “editorial liberties” and that he had no intention of disrespecting the #MeToo movement which has spread over Hollywood and empowered women to come out about the harassment and assault that they’ve experienced.
This is what the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star wrote in his statement:
“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,” Cavill stated. “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.”
The interview he had with QQ spread online over the week because of some remark Cavill made over the #MeToo movement. Though the comic book movie star admitted that men’s behavior just had to change, the actor revealed that he was fond of “traditional” dating moves that members of the #MeToo movement might not like. During the interview, Cavill admitted that he was an old-fashioned guy believing that women ought to be wooed and to be chased and that “It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place.”
While it might not be bad for Cavill to be more traditional when it comes to dating, the DCEU star did say that he was afraid that the #MeToo movement had changed things for him because now “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.’”
Though it seems like Cavill has a point, saying that he might be directly misjudged as a rapist because of the #MeToo movement might have been a little too much. Thankfully, Cavill has owned up to his mistake and asked for an apology.
You can catch Cavill when Mission: Impossible- Fallout premieres on July 26.