Yes, the actual Jon Snow off Channel 4, not Kit Harington. Not that that makes it any less weird.
The gaffe came while Jon was interviewing Richard Wilson from One Foot In The Grave. The reporter asked Wilson if he knew that his friend Rickman was terminally ill with cancer, and - when Wilson replied "I did", Jon responded: "so it wasn't a case of 'I don't believe it' then." Seriously. He went there.
Jon Snow sorry for “I don’t believe it” joke after Alan Rickman’s death https://t.co/y9RZYgJ4uH
— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK) January 16, 2016
Obviously there was a backlash to the comment...
Did Jon Snow really say that to Richard Wilson - in relation to Alan Rickman's cancer? #channel4news
— Saint Vespaluus (@Saint_Vespaluus) January 14, 2016
Jon Snow's usual sure footedness temporarily absent with the 'I don't believe it' question. #c4news
— Alasdair Kesson (@adskesson) January 14, 2016
— Marie Louise (@islanderinedin) January 14, 2016
Appalling lack of taste displayed by Jon Snow I think a lot of people will find this hard to take, or forget https://t.co/AxrGo2OrUL
— Julie Webster (@leedsju) January 15, 2016
Leading Snow to release the following by way of an apology: "I apologise unreservedly it was a mistake in the heat of a sad moment."
I apologise unreservedly it was a mistake in the heat of a sad moment https://t.co/3DnFGgOEPX
— Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4) January 16, 2016
If you are going to throw in a quip while reporting on someone's death, at least make it original.