SUPERMAN APOLOGISES FOR TELLING THE TRUTH – Social media outrage is kryptonite:
Henry Cavill has apologised amid backlash over his comments about being too afraid to flirt with women due to the #MeToo movement.
The Mission: Impossible — Fallout star copped heavy criticism for telling GQ Australia that the current climate has made him too afraid to approach women.
“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,’” he told the magazine.
“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?”
Cavill’s comments spurred severe backlash online, which prompted him to issue an apology.
“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.
God knows there are enough sleazebags around, as we keep finding out, but thanks to the ultra-wokeness of the third wave feminism the lines have been blurred between sexual assault and harassment and any sort of behaviour that someone out there doesn’t like, including being complimented. I guess when you believe that all men are rapists and dangerous, fuelled as they are by toxic masculinity, then everything is a potential battleground.