Henry Cavill Apologizes For His ‘Insensitivity’ About #MeToo Movement Following Backlash

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Henry Cavill apologized Thursday for his “insensitivity” about the #MeToo movement following a backlash to his comments in a recent GQ Australia article.

“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,” the 35-year-old “Superman” star told Page Six.

Actor Henry Cavill speaks onstage during the CinemaCon 2018 Paramount Pictures Presentation Highlighting Its Summer of 2018 and Beyond at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 25, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Actor Henry Cavill speaks onstage during the CinemaCon 2018 Paramount Pictures Presentation Highlighting Its Summer of 2018 and Beyond at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 25, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

“Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention,” he added. “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,” he continued. “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 is so vitally important and in which I wholeheartedly support.”

In the article published Tuesday, Cavill said the movement has made it difficult for him to flirt with women for fear he will be labeled a “rapist or something.”

“There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman,” the actor explained. “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.”

“It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place,” he added. “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.’ So you’re like, ‘Forget it, I’m going to call an ex-girlfriend instead, and then just go back to a relationship, which never really worked.'”

“But it’s way safer than casting myself into the fires of Hell, because I’m someone in the public eye, and if I go and flirt with someone, then who knows what’s going to happen,” he continued.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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