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Channing Tatum slams Stanford rapist Brock Turner’s light sentence

I think he should’ve been punished, personally.

By Erin Van Der Meer
Channing Tatum slams Stanford rapist Brock Turner’s light sentence

Self-confessed feminist and man of our dreams, Channing Tatum has shared his views on the Stanford rape case, revealing he was appalled that Brock Turner received only six months in prison for the rape of an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.

Speaking at a forum hosted by US Cosmopolitan at the Cannes Lion advertising festival in the south of France last week, the Magic Mike star said the judge’s lenient verdict in this instance "doesn’t make any sense".

"I really think it’s a horrible idea to let someone off because of possibly what they’re gonna be capable of doing [qualifying for the US Olympic swim team]," he said.

"Because if you start doing that where do you end? Where does that stop? Where does that line actually quit? I don’t think it’s right.

"I think he should’ve been punished personally, but I also don’t know what the answer is to protect women, to keep you out of those situations."

Channing also confirmed comments he’d made in the past identifying as a feminist. When an audience member asked him to explain what feminism means to him in three words (just three?!) his answer was solid gold.

"I can do it in one: equality."

That Jenna Dewan is lucky. And so is this dog.

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