Published Mar 15, 2016Superman has always been known as an upstanding citizen who cares deeply about humanity, but the actor currently donning the red and blue costume might not be as forward-thinking. In a new interview, caped crusader actor Henry Cavill had some strange things to say about catcalling.
Speaking with The Sunday Times [via the Independent], Cavill said that he thinks women are a little bit hypocritical when it comes to street harassment. "I do think there's a bit of a double standard, you know," he said.
Then he dropped this absolutely baffling quote: "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. Although, of course, I wouldn't feel physically threatened, as she might."
That said, Cavill says he's frequently catcalled on the streets. "I've heard some things," he said. "I don't mind it, unless I'm with my girlfriend and someone is being complimentary to me in order to disrespect her."
One person who likely won't be catcalling Superman is Ben Affleck's Batman, who'll throw down in a street fight with Cavill when Batman v. Superman opens on March 25.