Kit Harington Shaved His Jon Snow Beard And People Are Freaking The Hell Out

Between filming seasons of Game of Thrones, Kit Harington is currently starring in a West End production of Doctor Faustus in London, where he treated fans to not just a moving performance, but to a brand-new face. Yes, Harington’s famous Jon Snow beard was gone as of Thursday, documented by those who were lucky enough to snap a selfie with the actor.

What does it all mean? Will it grow back in time for the next season of Game of Thrones? Of course, fans took Harington’s drastic new look completely in stride, and… Ha ha ha ha, just kidding.

This was the general consensus once the pictures made their way online:

Because as everybody knows, celebrities are really — at their core — just the property of their fans, people had strong opinions. Really strong opinions that are not likely going to sway Harington’s beliefs that male sexism in Hollywood exists anytime soon.

Here is just a sample of the massive public freakout people had on Twitter:

Does the Red Woman do beards? Somebody get her on the phone, STAT.

(Via Daily Mail)