Kit Harington Would Like Us to Understand His Suffering: “There’s a Sexism That Happens Toward Men”


I feel terrible. All this time I’ve — we’ve — been ogling Jon Snow…

especially his pretty hairs,


I never stopped to think about how it might make him feel.


It’s true; I may not have been as impressed with his acting abilities as I should have been. In my own defense, I have noted his improvement over the course of Game of Thrones; you know, I was nearly convinced Jon Snow was dead! Almost. That’s some serious acting skill right there. But, this isn’t about me. This is about Kit Harington. And Kit Harington would like the world to know exactly how cheap we’ve made him feel. I presume he’s angrier with casting people than he is with us, but I accept my responsibility in this situation. I’m not the shirking sort. Please, let us take a moment to truly hear an actor’s lamentation.

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.

In photoshoots when I’m asked to strip, I’ve felt the sexism…There’s definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well. At some points during photoshoots when I’m asked to strip down, I felt that.

If you said to a girl, ‘Do you like being called a babe?’ and she said, ‘No, not really,’ she’d be absolutely right.”

Dammit, why have we never thought about what this poor guy’s been going through? All this time we’ve been focusing on actresses fighting for equal pay, when right under our noses, people have been forcing asking Kit to show us his…something (I really can’t say; I feel too icky).

I know it’s a little late, but all we can do right now is try to be there for Kit during his time of need. Please help me support him through these difficult days and hours after going public.


I hope you’ll join me in my pledge to never, ever look at Ki er, Mr. Harington with anything other than the utmost respect for his acting. We must fight against the urge to ogle. We must see past the hair. We must all do our part to end sexism. I thank you for your time and attention to this extremely important matter.






*Editor’s note:  I have no idea who put that there!

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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