Superman actor Henry Cavill has apologised for claiming that the #MeToo movement has left him scared to date women for fear of being "called a rapist".
In a statement, Cavill addressed the "confusion and misunderstanding" over his GQ interview.
"Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention", he continued, confirming he holds women in "the highest regard".
The Jersey-born British actor made the outspoken comments during an interview with GQ Australia, as part of his promotional activities for Mission Impossible: Fallout.
When asked how #MeToo affected him, Cavill said that while society "had to change" regarding the treatment of women, the altered landscape has left him feeling unsure about "chasing a woman".
The comments sparked both empathy and anger online. Many were quick to attack Cavill for his "absurd" views, but a number of men echoed Cavill's sense of confusion.