Kit Harington Says He Was "Wrong" To Say Men Experience Sexism

"I think what I meant was, being objectified"

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Game of Thrones' Kit Harington has stated that he was "wrong" to say there is sexism against men in the acting industry.

Last year, Kit suggested that he often feels subjected to sexism, particularly when he's asked to strip off during photo shoots.

"There's definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well," Kit said at the time. "At some points during photoshoots when I'm asked to strip down, I felt that."

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Now, in an interview with The Guardian, Kit admitted: "I was wrong there, though. 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. Just shutting it down.

"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."

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In lighter news, during the same interview, Kit revealed that he's so afraid of the original, unaired Game of Thrones pilot being leaked that the show's creators can use it to keep him well-behaved.

"They say, if I ever piss them off too much, they'll release it on YouTube. Every now and then, they send me a screengrab, just as a threat."

Harington currently stars in Gunpowder on BBC One. The whole series is available now as a box set on BBC iPlayer.

From: Digital Spy