Entertainment Superman star apologises for saying #MeToo prevents him flirting

07:18  13 july  2018
07:18  13 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Superman actor Henry Cavill has apologised " for any confusion and misunderstanding" after claiming that the # MeToo movement means men can no longer pursue women once they have said 'no'. The Superman star later claimed that his comments had been taken out of context Credit

Henry Cavill is apologizing for his controversial # MeToo comments, which he says were a "misunderstanding." In a recent interview with GQ Australia, the Man of Steel star said that he's afraid to approach women today amid all the sexual harassment allegations that have recently come

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Hollywood actor Henry Cavill has apologised after he said the wake of the #MeToo movement prevents him from "wooing" a woman, as he lives in fear of being labelled a "rapist".

In an interview with GQ magazine, the Superman star said "stuff has to change" regarding sexual harassment in the movie industry, but went on to complain he now struggles to approach prospective partners.

"It's very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place," he said.

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“I apologize for suggesting anything other than my profound admiration for the # MeToo movement,” he said . “Let me clearly say , I agree with the goals of the # MeToo movement and its founding message of ‘empowerment through empathy,’ which makes it a beautiful force for good.”

"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'."

The 'Superman' star said he'd be labelled a © Kristy Sparow/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures The 'Superman' star said he'd be labelled a "rapist" if he pursued someone past "no". Cavill said he thought it was important to "retain the good things" from the past when it comes to flirting.

"There's something wonderful about a man chasing a woman," he said.

"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."

The Mission: Impossible - Fallout actor is currently single, having split with his stuntwoman girlfriend Lucy Cork in Feburary this year.

Cavill continued that he'd rather "call an ex-girlfriend" than try to meet someone new, as it was "safer" considering his position in the public eye.

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Apology : Henry Cavill has apologised for controversial comments he made about dating in the wake of the # MeToo movement in an interview with GQ Australia. Backlash: In his interview the Superman actor, 35, ignited a firestorm of criticism after saying he was hesitant to flirt with women for fear he

"Now? Now you really can't pursue someone further than, 'No," he continued.

"But then there's the, 'Oh why'd you give up?' And it's like, 'Well, because I didn't want to go to jail?'"

a man wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Henry Cavill. © Instagram/Henry Cavill Henry Cavill. Cavill's comments provoked criticism from online commentators, claiming the only thing he needed to do to avoid being called a rapist was to "not rape anyone".

In a statement to the Press Association, the Hollywood A-lister has since apologised for "any confusion and misunderstanding" his remarks might have caused.

"Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention," he said.

"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."

He went on to express his support for the #MeToo cause, promising to clarify his position on the subject in future.

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