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Kit Harington is taking a stance on Hollywood's sexism against... men?

Leah Prinzivalli writes about pop culture, beauty and health and has interviewed some of your favorite reality stars. She has been published in VICE, Reductress, The Toast, The Frisky, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat, l...

Kit Harington wants us to love him for his brain and not just his hair

Kit Harington is best known for almost dying on Game of Thrones and for having really, really good hair. But unfortunately for fans, that's not what Harington wants out of his career. He wants everyone to know that he's more than a cliffhanger. He's more than just hair. And as we learn in a new interview, he certainly thinks he's more than his female co-stars.

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In an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, Harington spoke about the double standard against men in Hollywood who hedge their careers on attractiveness and have to deal with invasive questions about their personal lives. Where else has that happened before? Oh, right, to women.

“If you said to a girl, ‘Do you like being called a babe?’ and she said, ‘No, not really,’ she’d be absolutely right," Harington said. "It’s demeaning [to be thought of as attractive]. 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.”

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Harington at least threw a bone to women. "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.” Can you feel my eyes rolling?

It must be hard to be Kit Harington, don't you guys agree? But maybe next time he's stripping down for a photo shoot or getting his hair blown out, he can take a small comfort in the fact that he likely makes more money than his female co-workers.

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