Dear 100 Hour Board,
What did Rian Johnson mean by this?
Dear Anonakin Skywalker,
The whole reason that scene is in the movie was to get people talking about how ripped Kylo Ren is. Why? So that Star Wars can go into a lucrative marketing agreement with VASA fitness and make a ridiculous amount of money. Don't believe me? Then how do you explain this?!/
There have been pretty authoritative explanations about him being shirtless. And I've heard speculation that his stupid pants are actually regular pants + a black bandage for his wound. I personally think Rian just wanted us to imagine what other embarrassing things Rey and Kylo could be doing when a random Force Skype sneaks up on them. Thrashing to heavy metal, writing Skywalker fanfic, moody sabering of spaceship interiors, talking to helmets-- you get it.