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Henry Cavill Facing Backlash Over Comments About “MeToo” Movement

Henry Cavill is the latest actor to feel the wrath of Twitter, as he recently made some comments about the MeToo movement that didn’t add up with what the majority of Twitter thinks, and he’s learning that there’s no place today for comments outside of that spectrum of thinking.

The Superman actor recently spoke to GQ Australia, and said:

“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 continued:

“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’. 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?”

He added:

“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?’”

There’s nothing really wrong with what Cavill said – he was just stating how he felt, but Twitter disagreed. After all, there are people who need retweets to gain more followers on their accounts, so virtue signaling and pointing out how everyone else is wrong and a terrible person – is absolutely necessary:

And, like we all expected, he had to release a statement:

We’ll see Cavill next in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, in which we can see the iconic mustache that ruined Justice League.

What do you think of the controversy? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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