Poor sexy Kit Harington is talking once again about how hard it is to be a sexy actor in Hollywood. Grab your tissues (ew, not like that – and stop objectifying him!), because you will no doubt feel many emotions for Kit. The last time a sad single tear rolled down Jon Snow’s chiseled cheekbone, he was talking about how it was “demeaning” to call him a hunk and that it was basically the same type of sexism actresses face. Kit is clearly gunning for an #AskKitMore campaign at this year’s Emmys, because he recently told The Sunday Times (via UsWeekly) that he’s sick of the double standard of sexism in Hollywood when it comes to talking about how sexy actors are.
“I think there is a double standard. If you said to a girl, ‘Do you like being called a babe?’ and she said, ‘No, not really,’ she’d be absolutely right. I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks. It’s demeaning. Yes, in some ways you could argue I’ve been employed for a look I have. But there’s a sexism that happens towards men.”
However, Kit Harington says he totally understands that actresses deal with serious sexism and objectification. But he also says that he’s hurting too, you guys (or gals).
“There’s definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well. At some points during photo shoots when I’m asked to strip down, I felt that.”
He adds that if he felt like he was getting acting jobs based solely on his sexiness, he’d quit acting.
Not surprisingly, the internet came for Kit Harington’s feelings about sexism not too soon after he expressed them by pointing out that there’s legitimate sexism in Hollywood, like paying actresses less than actors. I get it, but I also feel like this is a real apples/oranges situation. Yes, women don’t get paid enough in Hollywood. But there’s also a problem with buff-bodied men being paraded around like pieces of meat. Thick, meaty, shirtless, bulgy…sorry, what were we talking about again? Oh shit, I’m totally part of the problem, aren’t I? Sorry, Kit!
Pic: Men’s Journal