Promoting Mad Men on the Today show this morning, Jon Hamm was asked about the comments he made about reality TV in Elle UK. In that interview, Hamm said: "Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a fucking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."
Last week, Kim Kardashian shot back: "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."
Today, Hamm answered to that, saying that he did not think his comments were careless. "I think they were accurate. It's a part of our culture that I certainly don't identify with, and I certainly don't understand the appeal of it other than in a sort of car-crash sensibility, and it's not something I partake in or enjoy. Vincent Kartheiser piped up and voiced his agreement with Jon Hamm by stating, "I agree."
Oh, Hamm. We love you even more for not backing down or backpedaling.