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Henry Cavill's view on LGBT?

So Henry Cavill is back on top of the world right now what with The Witcher and all, so what better time to be talking about him than now? I know that there are rumors and gossip about Cavill being secretly gay/bi and closeted, but I honestly think that's a load of b.s. I believe that he really is straight. However there is no doubt that he is gay-friendly, what with all the evidence of him being in gay bars back when he was younger, having a million gay friends, etc. but I've always been curious as to what his views on LGBT/gay rights are.

I always had the hunch that Cavill was pro-gay until 2018 when he made those comments in response to his opinion about the whole #metoo episode. He said words like "traditional" and "old fashioned" quite favorably, which made me wonder if he holds socially conservative views (not that there's anything wrong with that, his views are his own and he is certainly entitled to his opinions). I know he's from a military background and that this demographic tends to be conservative by nature, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. I really wish that someone in the press would ask him about it (in a way that doesn't sound political), because it really makes me wonder. I'm fairly certain he would have no probably responding truthfully. For the record, I find it odd how someone who appears to be so open-minded about gay people/culture hasn't ever talked about it or alluded/referenced anything about the subject in ANY way (with the exception of a 2015 Man from UNCLE interview where he said that he was comfortable with his sexuality). Maybe him avoiding the subject is a sign that he really IS closeted?

It's not like I'm DYING to know or anything, I'm just really curious. What do you guys think?

by Anonymousreply 85Last Wednesday at 12:52 AM

Henry Cavill has strongly avoided the subject. He said nothing when gay marriage was legalized in the UK (or the US) for instance, when most celebrities did.

Which is strange, because even if we accept the narrative he is straight, a lot of his best friends and social circle were gay men.

by Anonymousreply 101/07/2020

[/Quote]So Henry Cavill is back on top of the world right now what with The Witcher and all, so what better time to be talking about him than now?[/Quote]

Yes. Duly noted, stan.

by Anonymousreply 201/07/2020

Superman CANNOT be gay. It would ruin the mythology of the brand! Lois Lane is his love and so HENRY cannot be a cock hungry gay man because of his close association with the role. Millions of fans would freak out if "Superman" was gay and actually banging Jimmy Olson! Give it time and once he is contractually done with DC Comics/Warner Bros, you may see a different side of him. To play those superhero roles those contracts cover everything, because the fanbase is kids. So no dick pics or sex tapes or scandolous behavior!

But no, I don't believe Henry is homophobic whether he is gay or straight.

by Anonymousreply 301/07/2020

Funnily enough, his friend Panti Bliss was at the forefront of the Marriage Equality movement in Ireland.

by Anonymousreply 401/07/2020

There was a thread on him making fun of a gay man's voice a few weeks back, so whatever it is, it's not good.

by Anonymousreply 501/07/2020

Well, he likes to put femmes down, so he's probably a DLer.

by Anonymousreply 601/07/2020

(OP here)

[R1], I mean, putting that aside, he's never really referenced or brought up ANYTHING gay-related. I also find it strange, given that many of his friends were (or still are) mostly gay, as you say. I'm really getting the hunch that he does have socially conservative leanings, but even still, surely he has to have a soft spot in his heart for the gay community.

[R4], really? Interesting fact.

[R6], I really don't think Cavill meant any malice by it. It looks like it was done in a jocular manner. Judging by the fact that he's got some insanely effeminate gay friends, I really doubt he's got anything against femmes.

by Anonymousreply 701/07/2020

[quotes] I believe that he really is straight.

Troll thread, F&F and blocked.

by Anonymousreply 801/07/2020

[quote] I believe that he really is straight.

Troll thread, F&F and blocked.

by Anonymousreply 901/07/2020

R9, Troll thread? Uh, not really. How so?

by Anonymousreply 1001/07/2020

(OP)

R9, Not trolling, that really is what I think. I find it hard to believe that Cavill is gay/bi, but then again how the hell should I know? Maybe ya'll are right and he really is closeted. Like I said I find it really hard to believe that someone so supposedly gay-friendly refuses to acknowledge anything gay-related.

by Anonymousreply 1101/07/2020

Tom Cruise don't acknowledge gay related stuff, does he? He's probably someone Cavill wants to emulate,.

by Anonymousreply 1201/07/2020

Back when he was on the PR circuit for Batman v. Superman he made a few good-natured gay jokes while Ben Affleck scowled despondently beside him, so from that (and about a million photos of him and Corey Spears partying together) I'd assume that if he is in fact heterosexual, he has no problem with people who aren't.

by Anonymousreply 1301/07/2020

R13, that much is clear. But what I'm really curious about are his views on gay issues, etc. I guess maybe we'll never know. Being a private person and all, he's probably afraid that sharing his views on matters like these will polarize his fans or perhaps make him look bad in the press. God knows that if he holds conservative views he will be CRUCIFIED by Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 1401/07/2020

R11

.."Y'all?"

LSA transplant detected.

Ignored.

by Anonymousreply 1501/07/2020

[Quote] God knows that if he holds conservative views he will be CRUCIFIED by Hollywood

Hollywood cares about money, nothing else.

by Anonymousreply 1601/07/2020

There is an obvious reason Cavill went from being all about gay before he was famous to barely saying a word about it once he became famous. Gee, it's almost like he is trying to hide something.

by Anonymousreply 1701/07/2020

Please stop feeding the troll.

by Anonymousreply 1801/07/2020

[Quote] it's almost like he is trying to hide something.

... he hunts gays?

by Anonymousreply 1901/07/2020

R18, real interesting how I keep getting called a troll for posting this thread. Feels like I'M the one being trolled.

by Anonymousreply 2001/07/2020

R19, wouldn't mind being hunted by Cavill tbqh.

by Anonymousreply 2101/07/2020

R3, he's not Superman anymore. He's Geralt now

by Anonymousreply 2201/07/2020

You lost me at "and all".

by Anonymousreply 2301/07/2020

Sorry. Too many clues that he is closet/bi buddy... Or troll should I say.

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by Anonymousreply 2401/08/2020

Watched his new movie on amazon prime, Night Hunter.... how in hell did they get henry, Stanley tucci, Nathan fillion and the guy who played Ghandi to be in this b movie??? horrible direction, worse script, and they cast a Baywatch teen as henrys co detective.....for the str8s in the audience?

Very odd movie, could have been a good crime thriller in capable hands.

by Anonymousreply 2501/09/2020

Cavill shouldn't have apologized for his comments regarding #metoo. Now he seems like a pussy.

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by Anonymousreply 2601/09/2020

No, he seemed like a pussy when he made the "I won't talk to her, she'll label me a rapist" comments.

by Anonymousreply 2701/09/2020

R27 That makes no sense. His career should be more important than some random woman who wants to use #metoo in order to get attention. He was right to be wary of approaching women because nowadays everything that might slightly offend someone could result in a baseless accusation. Just his statement regarding metoo alone made a bunch of feminists angry and like a dog on a leash he was forced to apologize. What a bitch boy.

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by Anonymousreply 2801/09/2020

[Quote] He was right to be wary of approaching women because nowadays everything that might slightly offend someone could result in a baseless accusation.

Try to be less silly.

And he's a sex symbol. He doesn't have to approach anyone to have a full dance card.

by Anonymousreply 2901/09/2020

Please stop feeding the troll.

by Anonymousreply 3001/09/2020

"But Cavill also said the movement made him wary of approaching women for fear that an innocent interaction may lead to an extreme accusation."

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He said it himself R29

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by Anonymousreply 3101/09/2020

[Quote] He said it himself [R29]

I never said he didn't. My reply was to a post saying that he was right to be wary. Bull. Shit.

by Anonymousreply 3201/09/2020

Most closet cases won’t say a word about gay issues because of fear that they will attract attention to themselves.

by Anonymousreply 3301/09/2020

[quote] Most closet cases won’t say a word about gay issues because of fear that they will attract attention to themselves.

I don’t think this necessarily holds true for some of the 20somethings who rhapsodize about fluidity.

by Anonymousreply 3401/09/2020

R34 But he’s not a 20-something and he doesn’t rhapsodize fluidity...

by Anonymousreply 3501/09/2020

R35 Understood. Just saying that while it holds true for closet cases of Henry’s age, the whippersnappers don’t seem as fearful.

by Anonymousreply 3601/09/2020

He will never tell...

by Anonymousreply 3701/09/2020

Who are some of the names yapping about fluidity?

by Anonymousreply 3801/09/2020

(OP here)

R33, you know you do have a point there. It's also interesting how Cavill hasn't played a gay role as of yet. You would think that someone like himself would have by now, even if it's just small, but he hasn't. He says that he is comfortable with this sexuality but I get the feeling that he's one of those types who rejects playing gay parts. I'm fairly sure that he's probably been offered some in the past

by Anonymousreply 3901/09/2020

[quote]"But Cavill also said the movement made him wary of approaching women for fear that an innocent interaction may lead to an extreme accusation."

Yeah, like an accusation that he was looking for a beard rather than a girlfriend!

by Anonymousreply 4001/09/2020

What woman...or man...would claim he tried something inappropriate if he just walked up and said "hi"....Hes HENRY FUCKING CAVILL...if anything it would be the other way around...it would be with me. Hes using it as an excuse to explain his being single. He will eventually come out, but it will be after his career fades...even if its decades.

by Anonymousreply 4101/09/2020

Hey, Henry. "Straight" men who fuck too-young girls shouldn't moralize on anyone else.

It'll come out, even if you don't because you're "straight."

by Anonymousreply 4201/09/2020

R42, Oh yes there was that too. I'm not against large age-gap relationships in the slightest but his reasoning for dating that girl was pretty dumb. Apparently he thought that her being young would somehow accommodate his hectic, unorthodox lifestyle. Pretty bizarre defense.

by Anonymousreply 4301/09/2020

ok but can we just talk about Cavill's dog Kal?

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by Anonymousreply 4401/09/2020

Something that made me lose quite a lot of respect for Cavill was back in 2016 when he didn't post anything about the Orlando terrorist attack on his social media. He usually does so for most major mass tragedies/terrorist attacks/etc, but I guess with this one he couldn't be bothered. I know that not posting about tragedies like that doesn't mean that you don't care or acknowledge that they occurred, but I would have thought that someone like him--who spent a lot of (if not MOST of) his time in gay bars back when he was younger-- would have taken at least SOME time off his day to pay his respects to a community that welcomed him with open arms and treated him with nothing but love and friendship.

But no. He stayed silent. Whether he is straight or closeted or whatever the fuck he is, it shouldn't give him an excuse to just ignore or turn his head away from the gay community. It almost feels like his embarrassed to be seen with gay people now that he's famous because he fears that he'll be thought of as gay/bi. If he's really concerned about his public image and reputation more than his friends, then he really is a true shitbag.

by Anonymousreply 4501/09/2020

I could've sworn he did say something about the Pulse attack. I must have confused him with someone else.

by Anonymousreply 4601/10/2020

If he was embarassed, Corey still wouldn't be getting flewed out...

It's more likely that he doesn't view thing as:

[Quote] pay his respects to a community that welcomed him with open arms and treated him with nothing but love and friendship.

When your part of a majority, not to mention movie star good looking, you're welcome in damn near every community. Why would he appreciate the gays above any other group that fawns over him?

by Anonymousreply 4701/10/2020

*When you're part

by Anonymousreply 4801/10/2020

[quote]He usually does so for most major mass tragedies/terrorist attacks/etc

No he doesn't and hasn't.

by Anonymousreply 4901/10/2020

[quote]flewed out

Fucking hell.

by Anonymousreply 5001/10/2020

[quote]Something that made me lose quite a lot of respect for Cavill was back in 2016 when he didn't post anything about the Orlando terrorist attack on his social media. He usually does so for most major mass tragedies/terrorist attacks/etc, but I guess with this one he couldn't be bothered.

Yep he showed his true colors with that one. If you go through his Instagram, he made posts about other tragedies (an earthquake in Mexico was one time I remember him making a phony video), yet he was radio silent about the Orlando killings (even though he lives in Florida part time). Why post about countries you don’t even live in but can’t make a post about something in your own backyard? Couldn’t possibly be because he’s a pussy and doesn’t want to be attached to “the gay thing”, could it?😏

by Anonymousreply 5101/10/2020

[Quote] Fucking hell.

It makes a change from "Oh, dear."

by Anonymousreply 5201/10/2020

[Quote] Why post about countries you don’t even live in but can’t make a post about something in your own backyard?

This is why I have a healthy skepticism when it comes to heterosexuals (or at least those who identify as...). They've been raised to think of homosexuals as degenerates. Those kind of negative messages burrow deep. Their sense of superiority is pretty ingrained.

by Anonymousreply 5301/10/2020

Fuck his ungrateful ass!

by Anonymousreply 5401/10/2020

He had said multiple times he is about the fame and money $$$ and making alot of it. He's not acting for the art. All of which I have no problem with. But him coming out the closet will cost him roles unfortunately and in turn, have him lose that cash and lose relevancy. It's just how the cookie crumbles. He's very calculated in how he presents himself and would not risk his true gay self being seen. Imo of course Its costing him his soul though.

by Anonymousreply 5501/10/2020

Why? He may simply be a shallow person, no soul erosion in motion.

by Anonymousreply 5601/10/2020

R55 "He's not acting for the art."

I remember reading the article where he talks about that. It kinda ticked me off a bit. It's like he tries to paint this bullshit rags-to-riches story when it's pretty clear that he was born into a solid upper middle-class background. Maybe not with a silver spoon in his mouth but definitely affluent. He went to the Stowe School, for fuck's sake. And I'm fairly certain that his other 4 brothers also had private educations, with good price-tags. His father was a stockbroker and all his brothers also work in finance, according to him. He could have easily found a job in finance if he weren't to have become famous.

This just shows that he's greedy as well.

by Anonymousreply 5701/10/2020

He's greedy because he doesn't work in finance?

by Anonymousreply 5801/10/2020

R53 - I don't think that Henry is homophobic, nor is his family but as others have mentioned, he does come from a military background, which means he very well could have come from a conservative background. Of course that doesn't mean anything on its own. I know plenty of conservatives who are perfectly fine with all things gay but of course we don't know what kind of ideas were instilled in him. If he comes from one of those in-flexible conservative families who are all about traditional family, values, marriage etc then surely Cavill must be struggling with being gay if he is in fact closeted.

by Anonymousreply 5901/10/2020

[Quote] This just shows that he's greedy as well.

Aren't all actors?

by Anonymousreply 6001/10/2020

[quote] Aren't all actors?

No. Certainly not!

by Anonymousreply 6101/10/2020

Does he have a boyfriend currently?

by Anonymousreply 6201/13/2020

[quote]This just shows that he's greedy as well.

Look at a young Henry Cavill. He has always been incredibly pretty, he knew that was a gift that could lead to money in the entertainment industry.

In a way I give him props for at least being honest about that aspect. He just looks at the industry as a way to make easy money.

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by Anonymousreply 6301/13/2020

Is this the latest thread?

by Anonymousreply 6408/06/2020

Or is there a continuation from this thread:

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by Anonymousreply 6508/06/2020

[Quote] Millions of fans would freak out if "Superman" was gay and actually banging Jimmy Olson!

Well alot of them like the idea of Batman and Superman together.

by Anonymousreply 6608/06/2020

I guess this is the continuation thread.

by Anonymousreply 6708/06/2020

I guess it might be. I don't see another one.

by Anonymousreply 6809/16/2020

Ending a meandering, detailed diatribe on an actor’s sexuality with an attempt at casual indifference is a great way to type crazy OP.

by Anonymousreply 6909/16/2020

Why are you here, R69, if this is crazy?

by Anonymousreply 7009/16/2020

[Quote] Henry and Daniel Sherman. Do you think they fucked?

No, i don't. But i remember a few blind items implying Daniel is bi.

by Anonymousreply 7109/17/2020

He's goodlooking but comes across as quite sexless to me. Tom Cruise comes off like that too.

by Anonymousreply 7209/17/2020

Years ago and I mean years ago, I had a crush on Tom, and my sister saw Tom Cruise and some dude in a car very late at night or say I say late in the morning. She went straight to me and said that Tom Cruise is gay. I begged her to give me details, but she wouldn't.

by Anonymousreply 7309/17/2020

R73 so you're sister's a cocktease...?

by Anonymousreply 7409/18/2020

No, a homophobe.

by Anonymousreply 7509/19/2020

He posted to keep the fans interested and this is it.

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by Anonymousreply 76Last Monday at 10:24 PM

He is careful what he says as a rule. He doesn't want to risk alienating the gay fans, but it's also more important to him that people think he's straight. So, he'll make the odd comment that doesn't slam gay people, but gently makes fun of them.

I still think he's gay, but is terrified of gays and the problems they could cause him.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Monday at 10:45 PM

R77 Problems?

by Anonymousreply 78Last Monday at 11:04 PM

R78 Things like "guilt" by association or worse, kiss and tell stories.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Monday at 11:29 PM

who fuckin cares what his views on gays are

he's never going to fuck any of you

by Anonymousreply 80Last Monday at 11:31 PM

R80 Some of us might get lucky!

by Anonymousreply 81Last Tuesday at 1:24 AM

R81 Some have.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Wednesday at 12:42 AM

He might have different views on gays and trans, as most people do, including gays and trans.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Wednesday at 12:45 AM

He doesn't watch Love Island that's for sure.

Sam told Angela Scanlon on her Radio 2 show: ‘I was very much on observer. It was quite comical trying to witness Millie give Henry Cavill the lowdown on what happened this week on Love Island.

‘He had absolutely no idea, and she obviously knew every little detail. I was thankfully left out of the embarrassment of kind of, “You’ve never seen it!” I got to enjoy it without the humility.’

by Anonymousreply 84Last Wednesday at 12:47 AM

He's gay fangirl, deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Wednesday at 12:52 AM
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