Kit Harington has apologized for his “wrong” claim of comparing his personal experiences of being objectified, to “sexism” towards women in the film industry. In a previous interview, the “Game of Thrones” star revealed that he was treated as a “head of hair” or “set of looks” by a studio executive and it was humiliating for him. The 30-year-old actor has now retracted his statement, confessing that even though he still feels “sexually objectified” at times, it is wrong to compare his experiences with what women face every day in the television and film industry.

The controversial interview

In a controversial interview with the Sunday Times in May 2016, Kit Harington made major headlines when he said, “I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or set of looks. It’s demeaning.” He further added that, although he knew that he was employed as an actor because of his appearance, it makes him feel humiliated. “But there’s a sexism that happens towards men,” said the actor.

The late realization

Recently, while assessing his previous comments, the actor admitted that he shouldn’t have equated his position in society with that of a woman, in terms of sexism. According to the Guardian, Harington has admitted he was “wrong” in equating two different things, which are by no means connected.

The power couple

Kit Harington has been playing the role of Jon Snow, aka Aegon Targarian, for about six years now. He met his fiancée Rose Leslie, at the beginning of the show when she played his onscreen love interest, Ygritte. The couple started dating in 2012 and announced their official engagement, last month via the Times newspaper, England.

No selfie, please

According to the Daily Mail, Harington said that the couple deliberately avoids posing with the fans. “Me and Rose, we never do a photo together. Because then it makes our relationship feel like...puppets. Like we’re a walking show,” said the actor. He also revealed that he had recently faced an embarrassing situation, as he went to a fancy party dressing up as Jon Snow.

It was his fiancée Rose Leslie, who forced him to wear the costume as he had a “bad taste” of themed parties and the event ultimately turned out to be a bad experience for the star.

As the eighth installment of “Game of Thrones” is not due till 2019, Kit Harington is currently starring as Robert Catesby in a British historical drama, “Gunpowder,” which is produced by Kudos and Kit Harington’s Thriker Films.