It felt a bit anti-climactic when Jon Snow came back to life just as every single Game of Thrones fan on the planet expected, but the demise of actor Kit Harington's famous beard clearly came as a total shock:
Yes, Kit took to the stage for a West End production of Doctor Faustus last night, and audience members who were lucky enough to grab a selfie with the retired Lord Commander of the Night's Watch were shocked by his smooth-faced appearance.
Some choice tweets from heartbroken Snow Birds (our new term for ladies who love the Bastard of Winterfell) below:
"Nope nope nope. Kit Harington, you look hotter and sexier with a beard. You look like some...idk without it."
"Kit Harington looks so emo scene with long hair and no beard."
"Kit Harington shaved his beard and i could feel the tears in my eyes."
Interestingly, Harington recently spoke out about his disgust with being judged by his appearance:
“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,” Harington told a London newspaper.
“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.”
You know nothing about sexism, Jon Snow.
Anyway, the reactions haven't been all negative.
One fan summed up the feelings of thousands of Snow Birds (We're gonna make that work, dammit!) when she tweeted, "Even without his beard, Kit Harington is perfect."
Well, he'd be more perfect if he lost the guyliner, but we understand he just got off stage.