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June 23, 2016 5:40 PM EDT

Channing Tatum, actor, dancer and proud feminist, is just as shocked by the Brock Turner ruling as the rest of the world.

“I think it’s a horrible idea to let someone off because possibly of what they are going to be capable of doing,” he said of Turner during a Q&A with Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles at Cannes Lions. “If you start doing that, where do you stop? Where is that line? I don’t think it’s right. I think he should have been punished, personally.”

Brock Turner made headlines this month after he was sentenced to six months of jail for sexually assaulting a woman at a Stanford party. Many critics felt that the sentence was too lenient, and there is now a petition to remove the presiding judge Aaron Persky from office.

“I just couldn’t believe it,” Tatum said. “It’s like if you killed someone and got caught red-handed and just because you went to a nice school, and you were a good swimmer, you somehow get a lesser sentence. That just doesn’t make any sense.”

It doesn’t make any sense to us either, Channing.


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