Rhys Ifans has provoked outrage amongst rape support groups after apparently making light of date rape in an interview.
The Notting Hill star was recently asked by U.K. station Radio Q to comment on a track by the band The Gutter Twins.
He expressed approval for the group, saying: "It's kind of like being date raped, which I liked."
Asked by the presenter if date rape is a good thing, Ifans continued: "Well, yeah, for guys."
And the remarks, which are due to be broadcast in the U.K. this week (beg04Aug08), have prompted anger from rape crisis groups.
Grahame Rhodes of the Roofie Foundation, a British helpline for victims of drug-related rape, says, "If he wants to retract that, it would be nice for the 9,000 people who have been drug raped in the past 12 years.
"It shows a total lack of understanding and compassion for the issues. I hope everyone boycotts everything he does now."