Kit Harington has sent his fans into meltdown by shaving off his iconic beard.
The Game of Thrones star revealed the clean-shaven new look while taking selfies with fans in London.
Fans let it be known on Twitter that they weren’t all keen on the less rugged look, compared to the stubble they’ve become familiar with during his role as GoT’s Jon Snow.
— Kit Harington (@Kit_Updates) 1 June 2016
@EmilyKFrey I am suddenly much less attracted to him and it hurts me
— meme queen (@cuttsmarissa) 1 June 2016
— Targaryen Army (@TargaryenAgmen) 1 June 2016
@LordSnow yikes he looks like the lead singer of an emo band now
— Kerr Robinson (@KerrRobinson84) 1 June 2016
— Kely of Casserole (@kelytrindade71) 1 June 2016
The pictures were taken following a performance of Harington’s new play Dr Faustus in London’s West End. And there plenty of comparisons quickly came out of the woodwork.
— Matthew Pelegrin (@mattpelegrin) 2 June 2016
Kit Harington without his beard is ACTUALLY Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You pic.twitter.com/QYtQLoNbRY
— Marc Snetiker (@MarcSnetiker) 2 June 2016
Beardgate is not the first time Harington has caused a storm by changing his appearance. Last year a haircut played a huge part in the whole debate about whether or not he was going to appear in this season’s Game of Thrones.