Skip To Content
    Posted on Oct 24, 2017

    Kit Harington Sets The Record Straight About His “Sexism” Gaffe

    "I was wrong there."

    So, last year, Kit Harington did an interview where he talked about his personal experiences with, what he called, "sexism" in Hollywood.

    Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty

    Speaking with The Sunday Times Magazine, Harington said then:

    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.

    Suffice to say, people felt he did not quite understand what he was saying:

    However, in a new interview with The Guardian, Harington came right out and admitted, "I was wrong there."


    He further explained,

    Sexism against men is not something I should have really said. I think what I meant was, being objectified. At that time, I did feel objectified, and now I’ve learned how to control that.


    Harington continued,

    Look, I do think men can get objectified. I do feel I have been objectified in the past, sexually as well, in pieces that have been written about me. Has that made me feel uncomfortable in the past? Yes. Do I think my position is the same as a woman’s in society? No. They’re very different things, and I should have separated them. I was wrong.

    You can read Harington's full interview with The Guardian here.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form