Henry Cavill Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ #MeToo Comments

“Never would I intend to disrespect in any way, shape or form,” actor says

Last Updated: July 12, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

“Justice League” actor Henry Cavill has issued an apology for comments about the #MeToo movement he made to GQ Australia that have since sparked backlash.

“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,” Cavill said in the statement on Twitter through his spokeswoman Thursday.

The 35-year-old actor, currently on a press tour for “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” told GQ Australia how he prefers a “traditional” approach to dating that involves women being “wooed and chased.” But Cavill said the #MeToo movement has changed how he approaches dating.

“It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place,” he told the magazine. “Because then it’s like: ‘Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to 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.”

Twitter users accused Cavill of being insensitive and in some aspects, implying that women can’t tell the difference between unwanted sexual advances or being sexually harassed and being flirted with.