Jersey’s Superman sorry for confusion
HENRY Cavill has apologised for ‘any confusion’ that arose following comments he made regarding the #MeToo sexual harassment movement.
The Man of Steel star – a former St Michael’s School pupil – faced a backlash after revealing in an interview with GQ Australia that he felt hesitant to flirt with women for fears that he might be labelled a ‘rapist’ in the aftermath of string of Hollywood sexual abuse scandals.
Last year, the #MeToo campaign went viral as hundreds of women spoke out about their experiences of being sexually harassed and abused. The movement began following multiple allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually abused a number of women.
Responding to the criticism via a statement, Mr Cavill said: ‘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.
‘Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention. 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 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 is so vitally important and which I wholeheartedly support.’