Men are victims of sexism as well: Kit Harington

The Game of Thrones actor says it's 'demeaning' to be known for his looks

Entertainment Desk May 31, 2016
The Game of Thrones actor says it's 'demeaning' to be known for his looks. PHOTO: SCREENRANT

Kit Harington has claimed that male actors are as much a target of sexism as their female counterparts.

The 29-year old Game of Thrones star said that sexism is a problem faced by both men and women and he has been a victim too.“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. There’s definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well,” he was quoted as saying by Sunday Times.

Kit Harington poses for GQ Magazine PHOTO: GQ

“At some points during photoshoots when I’m asked to strip down, I felt that. If I felt I was being employed just for my looks, I’d stop acting,"he added.

Would this video ever be made from a man’s perspective?

Harington also shared how he fell in love with Rose-Leslie who played his love interest on the hit show. He spoke about falling in love with her in Iceland under the magical northern lights. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest, it becomes very easy to fall in love,” he said. The couple went public with their relationship last month.

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His statement didn't go down well with some, however. Following his interview Twitter was abuzz with criticism.

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