Kit Harington Is Tired of Being Shirtless for Your Female Gaze

Male sexism is thing too, guys! (Er...kinda.)

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Kit Harington wants you to know that sexism is real, because he deals with it on the daily, ya dig? Game of Thrones has gotten a lot of flack for its one-sided depiction of nudity, and the world "objectification" gets thrown around quite a bit—but guys, what about the guys?

"I think there is a double standard," Kit told The Sunday Times Magazine. "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." 

Before your eyeballs affix themselves to the top of your head, Kit did acknowledge that women deal with sexism, too. "There's definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well," he said. "At some points during photoshoots when I'm asked to strip down, I felt that." 

Of course, men aren't dealing with unequal paychecks or being denied jobs based on their gender, but we'll give Kit a pass since it's well documented that his alter-ego, Jon Snow, knows nothing. The internet, however, doesn't forgive so easily. 

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.