Women aren’t the only ones to be seualized.
Game of Thrones star Kit Harington would like to bring your attention to something very near to him: the sexualization of men in Hollywood.
Kit told The Sunday Times,
“I think there is a double standard. I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks.”
He added that he felt it was “demeaning” to get booked for acting jobs only because of the way he looks.
“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.”
Unfortunately, Kit has already been receiving a backlash, with internet commenters writing hateful things to the actor.
We totally agree with Kit, though! Sexualization in Hollywood goes both ways and we’re proud of Kit for starting the conversation.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.