In the April issue of ELLE UK, Jon Hamm basically calls Kim Kardashian stupid. Specifically, he says, “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”
Of course, Kim fired back on Twitter, “I just heard about the comment Jon Hamm made about me in an interview. I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life. We’re all working hard and we all have to respect one another. 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.”
And then Hamm responded at Paley Fest yesterday, while on a panel for Mad Men, “It’s surprising to me that it has become remotely a story,” he said. “I don’t know Ms. Kardashian, I know her public persona. What I said was meant to be more on pervasiveness of something in our culture, not personal, but she took offense to it and that is her right.”
The thing is, Hamm’s not the only celebrity to take issue with the way in which the Kardashians, specifically Kim, have earned their fame. Kim’s engaged in public fights with a range of people, including Michael Buble, Brandy, Jonah Hill and Daniel Craig, the latter of whom said, “What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f***ing idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?” Even Michelle Obama’s mentioned that the President doesn’t let his kids watch the Kardashians on TV.
Hamm may be the most recent star to take issue with Kim, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be the last.