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'Game Of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Calls Out Marvel For Their Lack Of Gay Superheroes

By B. Miller

Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame (hey, Jon Snow) recently sat down at the Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival. He was joined by his The Death and Life of John F. Donovan costars, Emily Hampshire and Thandie Newton, as well as their director, Xavier Dolan.

The group began to talk about homosexual representation in major industries like sports and, of course, Hollywood. Harington specifically pointed toward the lack of gay representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Harington said:

There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand. That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some super hero. I mean, when is that going to happen?

Dolan also chimed in, saying that social media has helped actors find a safe place to come out but that doesn't mean they are accepted.