A few days ago, Henry Cavill’s interview with GQ Australia popped up on the Internet. It talks about his life as an actor, his role as Superman, and even his dating life.
He said that his approach to dating women involved “wooing and chasing.” A “traditional” way of dating, if you will. But ever since the #MeToo movement, he said that it has changed the way he approached dating.
“It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place,” he told GQ. “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 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?”
Yikes! Henry, we do know the difference between flirting and sexual harassment. So why the fear and the insensitive comment? After getting negative feedback, he “wanted to apologize for any confusion and misunderstanding” his GQ interview may have caused.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter he said, “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.”
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Photos courtesy of GQ Australia
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