Feminists and female celebrities have been complaining for a while that Hollywood is a place dominated by “the patriarchy.”
Emma Watson told The Guardian in a 2014 interview “I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women.”
Kristen Stewart complained to The Daily Beast saying “It’s a male-dominated and driven business…You need to make something that’s undeniably good. If a woman makes a bad movie, or does something stupid, then the door just slams shut. It’s f*cked up.”
Kit Harrington, sometimes better known as “Jon Snow” from Game of Thrones, has come out to blast this idea that sexism is something only actresses experience.
From The Times:
“I don’t want to seem ungrateful — I’m lucky,” he [Kit Harrington] says. “But I can’t say that I like a lot of attention a lot of the time. You can’t pick and choose when you get it.”
Game of Thrones took over his life and career, but Harington says he is looking forward to getting back into work that “tests” him. He has instructed his “team” that he doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as a sword-wielding hunk any more. He is fed up with constant questions about his hair, six-pack or love life and believes it’s time sexism towards men in film is properly acknowledged.
“I think there is a double standard. If you said to a girl, ‘Do you like being called a babe?’ and she said, ‘No, not really,’ she’d be absolutely right. I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks. 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 that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well. At some points during photoshoots when I’m asked to strip down, I felt that. If I felt I was being employed just for my looks, I’d stop acting.”
I’m glad someone has finally stood up to blast these snowflakes who think they’re always the victim and that the world revolves around them.
H/T: The Times