Kit Harington should stop complaining about sexism towards men and take his shirt off, claims Patricia Clarkson

'He's a sex symbol. Get over it,' Clarkson says

Olivia Blair
Friday 10 June 2016 14:00 BST

Patricia Clarkson has claimed Game of Thrones star Kit Harington should “get over” his complaints of double standards of Hollywood “sexism” towards male actors.

Last month, Harington, who plays Jon Snow in the hit series, said there is a “double standard” towards men in the film industry.

“I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks,” the 29-year-old told The Sunday Times magazine. “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 towards women and there is towards men as well. At some points during photoshoots when I’m asked to strip down, I felt that.”

Clarkson appeared to have little sympathy for Harrington’s supposed plight when asked about the comments by the Guardian, saying: “He’s a sex symbol. Get over it. You have an amazing career and you’re on a hot show. Take your shirt off.”

The Green Mile actress was discussing some gendered negative responses to the upcoming Ghostbusters all-female remake when she claimed white male actors don’t have a leg to stand on when bemoaning anything in the film industry.

“There are still so many movies made starring 50 men and one woman! A white male actor should never be allowed to complain about anything,” the 56-year-old said. “Shut up and sit in the corner. I mean, seriously!”

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