Amidst the #MeToo movement, reel life Superman Henry Cavill has made some bizarre comments about dating and the consequences. In an interview with GQ Australia, Cavill chose to speak out about how the #MeToo movement has made his love life miserable.
“There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman. 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,” he said. According to Cavill, it’s “very difficult” to approach to a woman now when “there are certain rules in place”.
“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 Man of Steel actor continued. “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?”
As expected, Netizens are not impressed by his comments as a prominent actor like him should have done better than this. People look up to him and discussing a sensitive topic like sexual harassment could have been logically explained if he had done the readings. Clearly, he knows less or is completely ignorant about the real facts about #MeToo.
Following a backlash after his comments came to light, Cavill has apologised.
“Having seen the reaction to an article in particular about my feelings on dating and the #MeToo movement, I just wanted to apologise for any confusion and misunderstanding that this may have created,” he told Page Six in a statement.
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