Henry Cavill Has Apologised For Saying The #MeToo Movement Stops Men ‘Pursuing Women’

People don't seem to be buying it.

Yesterday, Superman actor Henry Cavill came under fire for certain comments he made about the #MeToo movement in an interview with GQ.

While promoting the latest Mission Impossible movie, he was asked how the #MeToo movement has affected him.

“Stuff has to change, absolutely,” Cavill said, before adding: “There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman … 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. 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.’

“Now? Now you really can’t pursue someone further than, ‘No’. It’s like, ‘OK, cool’ 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?’”

Eh… no, Henry. The actor’s comments caused quite a stir on Twitter:

After seeing the backlash, Henry issued an apology, saying there had been an “misunderstanding” and that he had no intention of being insensitive.

He also implied that his words had been taken out of context:

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.

His apology does not appear to have satisfied many:

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