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#NotMySuperman trends as Henry Cavill apologises for equating flirting to rape

"This experience has taught me a valuable lesson as to the context and the nuance of editorial liberties."

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Henry Cavill has apologised after he received backlash online following an interview in which he said he is scared to flirt in case he is branded a rapist.

Speaking to GQ Australia, he discussed how difficult he found it being single in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

The British man discussed how he believes in a “traditional” approach to dating where a woman is “wooed and chased.”

The #MeToo movement has ruined this according to the actor.

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Speaking about his preferred style of dating he told GQ, “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 called a rapist or something.’”

”So you’re like, ‘Forget it, I’m going to call an ex-girlfriend instead, and just go back to a relationship, which never really worked.”

#NotMySuperman began to trend as people called out the actor for his comments leading the 35-year-old to apologise.

Jameela Jamil tweeted, “If you don’t want to be called a rapist, then when you approach a woman… just don’t rape her…”

“Someone please direct Henry Cavill to the nearest bin please ???? #clown,” she finished.

Another Twitter user echoed her sentiment and remarked, “The mental gymnastics some men are doing to position themselves as “victims” of #MeToo is insane.”

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He has since apologised for his comments releasing a statement to Page Six, ” Having seen the reaction to an article in particular about my feelings on dating and the #metoo movement, I just wanted to apologize for any confusion and misunderstanding that this may have created.”

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“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.

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“Never would I intend to disrespect in any way, shape or form.” his statement continued.

“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 in which I wholeheartedly support.”

GQ Australia has yet to comment on the actor citing “editorial liberties” as the reason for his comments being interpreted the way they were.

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