Jon Hamm Slams Kim Kardashian Again: “Don’t Really Understand the Appeal”
The war of words between Jon Hamm and Kim Kardashian has not died down. In a recent interview with Elle UK, the “Mad Men” star referred to Kardashian as a “f**king idiot,” noting, “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”
Kardashian then shot back on Twitter, “Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, ‘stupid,’ is in my opinion careless.”
On Monday morning, while promoting the new season of his hit show, Hamm was asked by Matt Lauer on the “Today Show” whether he stood by his comments, and Hamm replied, “I don’t think they were careless. I think they were accurate.”Sticking to his guns, Hamm fired, “It’s a part of our culture that I certainly don’t identify with, and I don’t really understand the appeal of it other than in a sort of car crash sensibility. And it’s not something that I partake in or enjoy, but it is what is and here we are.”
Then Lauer asked if any of the other cast members of “Mad Men” felt that way as well. Vincent Kartheiser jumped in and said, “Our society enjoys to turn on the television and see someone who’s maybe awful and they can say, ‘Well at least I’m not as terrible as that person.'” Hamm ended the discussion by offering, “There are a lot of channels on the dials and those channels need to be filled up with things… It’s different strokes for different folks.”
Check out the video below, and tell us what you think of Hamm’s latest salvo. The exchange begins at the 7:00 mark. NOTE: Video is no longer available.