Henry Cavill Says "There's a Bit of a Double Standard" on Catcalling

Man of Steel Henry Cavill - H 2013
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Man of Steel Henry Cavill - H 2013

The 'Batman v. Superman' star talked to The Sunday Times Magzine about his experiences with street harrassment.

Henry Cavill may have just put his beautiful foot in his beautiful mouth with his recent comments on catcalling. 

During his media blitz for his upcoming movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Cavill decided to use his platform to discuss his experiences with and opinions on street harassment.

"I do think there’s a bit of a double standard, you know," said the English actor during an interview with The Sunday Times. "I mean, if a girl shouts something like 'Oi, love, fancy a shag?' to me as I walk past I do sometimes wonder how she'd feel if a builder said that to her." 

The 6-foot-1 star does add: "Although, of course, I wouldn’t feel physically threatened, as she might."

He goes on to talk about how he isn't personally bothered by some of the things that passing women shout out, but when his girlfriend is around he does not appreciate the unwanted attention, saying, "I’ve heard some things. I don’t mind it, unless I’m with my girlfriend and someone is being complimentary to me in order to disrespect her.”