In 2015, Kit Harington, better known as Commander Jon Snow of the Night's Watch, took issue with being labeled a "hunk" by the troops of Hollywood. "To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning," he said, according to Page Six. "It really is and it's in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty, it can be quite offensive." Harington's comments came under fire by many who felt he was complaining about, you know, being better looking than 99 percent of the population. The backlash forced him to make a quick response during an interview with ABC News. "I kinda decided I'm going to be a good little hunk and shut up from now on," he said.
Even so, Harington took time out of his interview with Out magazine to clarify what he meant to say. "I was making a point, which was that I think young men do get objectified, do get sexualized unnecessarily," he said. "As a person who is definitely in that category, as a young leading man in this world, I feel I have a unique voice to talk about that. I was making a point to sort of say, 'It just needs to be highlighted.' With every photo shoot I ever go to, I'm told to take off my shirt, and I don't." (Insert "sad trombone" or "sad warhorn" here.)