Jon Hamm on Kim Kardashian: “Being a f–king idiot is a valuable commodity”

You know there are few people I love more in Hollywood than Jon Hamm. He is perfection! Talented, handsome, generous, kind, intelligent, and he’s something of a noted feminist (in my mind, at least). But The Hamm has another quality: he loathes stupidity. Much like Daniel Craig a few months ago, The Hamm is taking on the “celebration of stupidity” that he sees in reality stars like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Like, The Hamm actually name-dropped those two specifically in a new interview with Elle UK. He told the publication, “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. Incuriousness has become cool… It’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me.” Daniel Craig used that exact phrasing too – “f–king idiots” – to describe the Kardashians. Here’s more from the interview:

Mad Men’s Jon Hamm has hit out at the cult of celebrity that has made ‘idiots’ like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian into millionaires.

‘Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated,’ he told April’s Elle UK magazine. ‘Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly. Incuriousness has become cool… It’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me.’

The Golden Globe winning actor says the success of reality TV stars ‘doesn’t make any sense’ to him. He added that he also didn’t understand why blonde, skinny women have become the epitome of beauty by modern society, saying curvy women like his Mad Men co-star Christina Hendricks are more beautiful.

On his own looks, he confesses he doesn’t know why he has so many female admirers.

‘I don’t even consider myself handsome,’ he said. ‘When I look in the mirror I see my goofy-assed self from when I was a kid.’

The 40-year-old also said he won’t get sucked into the Hollywood cult of eternal youth as spending hours having his hair done is ‘not my game’.

His comments come as the new series of successful TV show Mad Men, in which he plays womanising advertising exec Don Draper, is due to air. The fifth series follows on from his character’s shock proposal to his secretary Megan at the end of series four. But Hamm told the magazine he has no intentions of tying the knot in real life.

He has been with girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt for 15 years and says they don’t need to get married to prove their commitment to one another.

‘Having a piece of paper serves to remind you of your commitment, but we do a pretty good job of reminding each other,’ he said.

[From The Mail]

As I said, Daniel Craig made a similar point, although I like The Hamm’s argument a lot better. Daniel’s argument centered around stupidity-for-profit, the audacity of selling everything about your stupid life to make an insane amount of money. The Hamm seems more offended by the celebration and promotion of stupidity and “incuriousness”. Incuriousness is one of the major flaws of American society – we elect too many politicians who wear their lack of curiosity as a badge of honor, and ignorance (whether feigned or real) has because its own circus event. God, I love The Hamm.

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  1. Ari says:

    God, that face! (his girlfriends)

    • Missy Mara says:

      I think she’s cute(ish). I like that he doesn’t go for the hottest girl of the moment, but sticks to a woman he loves, even if shallow people make fun of her looks. I mean, who in real life marries someone solely based on their looks? (Ok maybe a couple of stupid people do, but those marriages don’t last long usually.)

    • Bad Fairy says:

      What’s wrong with her face? She’s not an actress. She looks like most of us in photographs. Imperfect.

      • Oi says:

        Maybe she’s a surgeon or something productive. She looks like Jewel to me.

      • I don’t get all the hate either, I think she’s cute (although she could lay off the botox a bit)… but she is an actress (and writer/director), her new film just came out.

      • Aiobhan says:

        She is an actress who has been around for the better part of a decade. She is a talented writer who has written, directed, and is now starring in a film that he is in as well. It is called “friends with kids” It should have already been released.

      • Katie says:

        Actually she is an actress. She is one of the stars of Friends with Kids.

      • Lily says:

        She is an actress, she wrote/starred in that movie ‘Kissing Jessica Stein’.

      • Jen says:

        His girlfriend actually is an actress. She had a short lived sitcom, has been a guest star on Grey’s Anatomy, and is starring in an upcoming movie (that she also wrote and directed). But I think she’s pretty in an unconventional way.

    • Zoe says:

      Her legs make up for it. She has great legs.

  2. bea says:

    Nice vocab! Seems like a smart guy, besides being insanely handsome.

    • Maguita says:

      Yeah… But I’m going to have to respectfully disagree here…

      Not that he is handsome and most of the time quite eloquent. Simply put, I don’t see how a man attacking another woman is considered pro-feminist.

      I had cheered when Daniel Craig had attacked Kim K right after she made a mockery of her marriage. That was fair game. But now we’re up to 2 very recognizable men, publicly attacking women.

      Why aren’t they attacking The Situation and the like? Because The Situation is such a productive member of society? What IS the difference between The Situation and Paris Hilton? They’re both contributors to the Hollywood-Herp train. They’re both despicable narcissists, and they had both made millions on not only being whores, but as Jon puts it, they have been heavily rewarded for their incuriousness.

      As a woman, I despise Ebola Hilton, it is not a secret, especially on this site.

      As a woman, I sh-t on Kim K-nt, it is not a secret, not on this site.

      But I am really not liking these men in power making fun of women for their trade. Their despicable, insipidly-unworthy trade. So why aren’t you attacking the equally insipid men of reality tv?

      Man-up bitches!

  3. Rita says:

    You have to love a guy who has the word “incuriousness” in his arsenal of repartee.

    The purveyors of “incuriousness” supply to the consumers of “incuriousness”.

  4. Missy Mara says:

    gotta love the Hamm!

  5. Asli says:

    I saw him on Letterman the other night and he was pretty funny but now I actually like him. Maybe I associated Jon to his character on Mad Men, as if they were the same person. He’s so far from that. Pretty cool. Gotta love the Hamm.

  6. Jill says:

    I’m starting to like this guy.

    I think by “incuriousness” he means a kind of intellectual laziness where you swallow whole whatever you hear and never try to figure anything out for yourself.

  7. lisa says:

    Well his girlfriend is blond and thin.
    Wonder why he is not dating a curvy non-blond if they are more beautiful

    I know he is going to get loads of Go Jon you are the best. The most everything.

    I don’t watch Mad Men so I’m not Dongcrazy.

    I agree with his thoughts on reality tv. Why are these people so popular.. well society is the reason. They are giving society what they want. I was on that Brandi G thread and read all the comments on how beautiful she is and how people just love her. Then the same people attack celebrities that are just doing good work living their lives.

    hmmm funny how that works.

    • Lis says:

      “I agree with his thoughts on reality tv.”

      I’ve always suspected that the vitriol directed at reality TV has more to do with bashing its viewers than the shows themselves.

      It does seem to move from “I don’t like it” to “there’s something wrong with society – apart from me and my ilk – because people watch this” very, very quickly.

    • Jeannified says:

      THANK YOU!!! I was thinking that myself, that his girlfriend is a thin blonde. He face is so strange, too. WHy not get married, if you obviously love someone and have been with them for 15 years. I’ll bet if he asked her, she’d say “Yes,” immediately!

  8. LadyBird83 says:

    My old boss, who knew him growing up in St. Louis and said he was not a handsome kid/ teen. She couldn’t believe what a handsome man he became.

    • Kimbob says:

      Well, what you just stated seems to make sense, as he says when he looks in the mirror he sees (paraphrasing) what he used to look like. Makes sense to me.

      Hamm seems to have a solid head on his shoulders. Maybe because he wasn’t drop-dead gorgeous growing up, he actually had a chance to glean some real values from life…(because people weren’t drooling all over him), that’s just the vibe I’m picking up on.

  9. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Are we giving him a gold star for a basic world like incuriousness? Really? Sure it’s not commonly used, but it’s not majestically awe-inspiring either.

    LOL. Totally joking.

    He is so right. But I’m in London right now. And I just saw an episode of TOWIE (The Only Way is Essex) and I think it’s becoming a worldwide phenomenon, personally. Afterall, Japan loves Paris Hilton. Still.

    • Asli says:

      I agree that it’s a worldwide phenomenon. There are at least 4-6 new reality shows that premiered here within the last couple of weeks. They all suck but then again I was never a big fan of the reality-show garbage. I always feel like my brain is frying ten minutes into it. I’m embarrassed for the people on those shows.

    • dahlianoir says:

      Japan has invented tentacle pr0n so… not a good example lol
      Hamm all the way <3

    • Carolyn says:

      Thanks. Now I know what TOWIE stands for. I think the Hamm says what a significant portion of grown ups think of reality tv. Good on him for speaking out about it.

  10. Jules says:

    Hamm has a brain to match his face. He’s not a misongynist like Clooney.

  11. Lizzie says:

    Hmm. I never believe good-looking people when they say they don’t consider themselves good-looking.

    • Original Lucy says:

      I DON’T EITHER!!!

    • Dawning Red says:

      Well, hold on there. YEARS ago, a number of psychologists went to a number of companies and talked to middle-management there, asking them for a list of employees they considered the very very best and the very very worst. These psychologists then interviewed the people the bosses thought were the best and asked them to rate themselves as employees on a scale from one to ten, one being the worst and ten being the best. They invariably rated themselves as fives or sixes even though their bosses all called them tens, but they just thought of themselves as average. They all thought they were just doing their jobs and weren’t anything special.

      Oh, the people who the bosses rated as the worst? They all gave themselves tens , go figure. The people who were the least qualified to be there all thought they were the most qualified. And I can very well see the Kardashians, the Lohans, and Paris among others thinking of themselves that they are tens, that society needs them, when in fact if all of them went away no one would really miss them.

      So yeah, when someone who is cute thinks they’re just average, I can see them as being sincere.

      • blasie says:

        This is the most intelligent post I have ever read on this site. Thank you!

        I think Ryan Seacrest should be forced to marry Kim K. since he is responsible for discovering the “star quality” of this family. He must have some ownership of their brand.

      • Guilty pleasures says:

        Is that the Dunning-Kruger Effect?I see it all the time at the work, the smartest, best looking are humble and hard working, which the ‘maroons’ are climbing the ladder fast!

      • Jess says:

        So true because the best looking people are those who don’t consider themselves good looking at all. Their humbleness makes them more attractive to other people unlike those who are very aware that they are good looking that their shallowness actually makes them so unattractive.

    • Lairen says:

      Well, I’m really good looking but I don’t believe I’m good looking.

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      It depends upon how they act, words are weak. IMO JH doesn’t “act” like he thinks he’s good looking, and humility is very attractive, when it’s sincere.

  12. Jackie says:

    ‘…he also didn’t understand why blonde, skinny women have become the epitome of beauty by modern society, saying curvy women like his Mad Men co-star Christina Hendricks are more beautiful.’

    yet his girlfriend is a skinny blonde.

    • Dana says:

      I was going to highlight that quote, too.

    • janie says:

      They’ve been together for 15 years. She’s obviously not just some ano-skinny fake-blonde bimbo, which is what he seems to be criticizing. So many women who come into Hollywood lose a ton of weight and dye their hair to fit the ideal.
      Yes, his girlfriend is skinny and blonde but I doubt that matters to him. I suspect he might actually like her personality.

    • Jane says:

      Just because he likes women with curves doesn’t mean his woman is going to put those curves on her body. She is an actress and, in general, skinny is better for the camera. Christine has a rather niche role right now on Mad Men. When that series ends I wouldn’t be surprised to see her shed weight.

    • nadia says:

      notice the part about blondes,etc. is not quoted at all, so we don’t know how it was introduced, or how much the interviewed led him in that direction, you know? If it was a direct quote to work with, I’d get the eye brow raising. But obviously the interviewer said something about ideals, may have implied something about Christina Hendricks, and from there it would be understandable if he was like yeah, don’t understand it either(the ideal), Christina is gorgeous.

    • Amanda says:

      I’m so sick of hearing this!!! That supposedly if you like skinny blonde women better than someone like Christina Hendricks then you are just a tool who’s bought into false ideals of beauty shoved down our throat by sick modern society. Umm, screw that! I’m more attracted to skinny blonde women any day (and that includes Jon’s girlfriend). There’s nothing wrong with being attracted by a certain size and being turn off by another.

  13. carrie says:

    When you gain as much money as the Trashdashians ,you can’t be stupid.

    • The Bobster says:

      Sure, you can. Heidi Klum is as dumb as a tree stump. However, like the Lardassians, she has fans even more stupid than she is who will support her endeavors.

  14. carrie says:

    the Trashdashians may be talentless but they’re not stupid

    • kimmy says:

      i hate myself for saying this, but i agree.

    • Me says:

      I agree.

      • kit says:

        I agree.
        But being business smart or a great hustler and being intelligent are two different things imo.

      • Jackie says:

        ya, hustlers is right on the money.

      • normades says:

        What Kit said. Perfect example, Jessica Simpson. She’s made millions, and she’s an airhead.
        If you gain some fame you can turn that into greater fame and money by surrounding yourself with people who can help you place that fame and money where it can grow.
        Just because you’re rich doesn’t mean you have a higher IQ than someone who’s not.

    • maemay says:

      Same can be said for drug dealers.

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      Some people are smart, others are cunning. I would equate cunning, as the key to the success of the K Klan. Plus people love to hate them, and they have no pride so why should they go anywhere? All PR is good PR when you’re famous for no good reason.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        I’ve always thought of it the same way. They’re the savviest bitches on the block and their hustling skills are–um, formidable. As for intellect, we’ll never know because those kinds of pursuits are anathema to the brand. The Firm, 90210 can’t have anyone breaking character when someone’s watching, so the Tinkerbell Baby Voice Trolley will roll along–over us all at this rate. We take a pretty jaundiced view of celebrities, all but expecting them to don a disingenuous persona for the praise and view us with thinly-veiled contempt the cameras are off. We’re so battle-weary about it that we frequently can’t be bothered with being outraged. With the glut of cheap (literally and figuratively )reality television constantly being loosed from every station it’s hard to pick one person, show, whatever and say that some specific event was the skank that broke the camel’s back. Reality television, like it or lump it, is in our veins now and I think that’s what cheeses people off, that this will be our cultural legacy, that’s this stuff is ubiquitous–but TV in the blood is better than having say, nitrogen bubbles in there. There’s also our addiction to pining for a purer and nobler past that never existed anywhere but in our brains. Everything was better then, of course. Today’s terrible but our styled heroes of the past don’t have an impeachable moment to haunt them, well, that’s just lame. Everything we view is through the lenses of time and experience, so it’s impossible to be completely objective. Couple that with the fact that posterity isn’t interested in the losers when building a canon makes the past seem less bleak since we don’t have to sift through the garbage–not the kind that wasn’t extraordinary, at least.

        I see it this way: Joseph Pujol (Le Petomane was far, far, far wealthier than Sarah Bernhardt and for what? Some muscians would sing ‘O Sole Mio’ with their lungs, diaphragm and mouth, others could recreate that melody as well as many other tunes by passing wind. He was the latter. Could play the occarina that way, too.

  15. Agnes says:

    the hamm is right. amen.

    and he makes a good point about lack of curiosity and stupidity somehow people selling points – that’s the case with everyone from celebrities to politicians. it’s sad and scary to watch, especially in politics, it’s almost like a race to the bottom, who can come off the dumbest, the most ignorant, the least informed about the world and things in general. whatever happened to us WANTING to elect people to office who are WAY smarter than we are, because the problems they have to deal with are so complicated and required intelligence, education and worldliness? it’s really frightening.

    • Esmom says:

      Don’t get me started…I don’t understand how the right can take President Obama’s intelligence and try to twist it into a liability. Calling him “elitist” and “snobby” with such utter contempt, it makes me want to punch someone.

      • The Bobster says:

        What proof do you have that he’s intelligent? Because YOU think he is? All of his records have been buried for a reason.

    • janie says:

      Agreed, and it scares the shit out of me. We seem to be electing people who are “just like us!!” instead of those most suited for the job.

    • Raven says:

      Hamm was on Bill Maher Friday evening and I was impressed. He seems very solid and thoughtful. I agree completely with his comments as posted here as well.

      Seriously?? Moderation for this comment? It’s obviously so controversial.

  16. Hautie says:

    Actually poor Paris can’t get anyone interested in her anymore in the US. I bet she is thrilled that he name dropped her!

    And I really don’t see Hamm’s girlfriend being a vapid skinny LA blonde. With no talent.

    Jennifer is a average looking girl who has great clothes. She makes the most of what she has. But I would never rank her into the class of pinhead.

    Plus she seems to hustle and work on her own projects. Not out roaming around LA… hanging out in bars and red carpets… looking for the paparazzi.

    • Kimbob says:

      I looked @ these pics of her & I’m not seeing “a skinny blonde.” She’s trim, but not skinny-skinny.

      Thanks for mentioning that Jennifer can hold her own; she is not vapid…at all.

      As for Jon Hamm….I’ve always liked him. He has that “midwesterner approachability.” He doesn’t seem to fit in w/Hollywood fluff. Reading what he’s said just endears me to him more.

    • carrie says:

      she just did her own movie recently

  17. Lis says:

    I think Kardashian and Hilton are considerably brighter than their detractors claim.

    Completely amoral, yes (of course) but you don’t make millions – especially in showbiz – by being an effing idiot.

    • anna says:

      of course you can make millions without being bright. they are only famous and rich because of their parents. and they had people handling their money for them from the day they were born. that has nothing to do with intellect.

    • maemay says:

      It’s not like they invented something and made a billion dollars off of it like the woman who started Spanx. There is a difference in creating a product vs. getting paid to go to night clubs and sticking your name on cheap handbags.

    • Jayna says:

      Paris is an efffin’ idiot who had smart people around her. The girl is as shallow as they come.

    • skuddles says:

      You make a reasonable point Lis but I figure if you act like a total idiot you deserve to be labelled a “f**king idiot” 🙂

    • AM says:

      If you have a very good business manager the possibilities are endless look at Jessica Simpson. Someone else designs the clothes she just puts her name to it end of.

  18. jc126 says:

    I love Jon Hamm, though I do not like the Don Draper character at ALL. But Hamm seems quite awesome.

    And so what if his girlfriend is a skinny blonde? That doesn’t mean he only likes skinny girls.

  19. maemay says:

    He is right, of course stupidity and fame whoredom have always been rewarded but at least you had some balance instead of an endless assault of stupidity especially shows like crappy dance moms that exploit children for gain.

    If you talk about these idiots you give them power….so what do you do? I simply never click on any thing Kardashian or Snooki. They are on a payola scheme with the mags and blogs…they get payed to be stupid, mags make up ish about them any news from their camps is FAKE. I like my gossip REAL and I like it juicy.

  20. dorothy says:

    Someone in Hollywood has finally voiced what everyone is thinking.

  21. Luise says:

    You go Jon! His girl friend is not skinny…..she is curvy.

  22. Zelda says:

    Jesus, people need to use the word “incurious”, more.

  23. Jayna says:

    I agree. I saw a few interviews recently of Natasha Richardson. She had such grace and so well-read and filled with artistic curiosity all the while being striking. I like famous men like Liam Neeson who marry smart women.

    Too many of the reality stars are dumbing
    themselves down for a little fame and handle themselves with little grace or intellectual curiosity.

  24. PyCaramel says:

    He added that he also didn’t understand why blonde, skinny women have become the epitome of beauty by modern society, saying curvy women like his Mad Men co-star Christina Hendricks are more beautiful.

    I don’t get it either. But I think now the media is embracing curves (REAL curves) more than ever. Bodies like J.Lo, Beyonce and KK are celebrated instead of lambasted. I’ve had a few foreign boyfriends and they loved, LOVED my curves (to put it plainly)!

    • janie says:

      I’m blonde and skinny, so I guess I fit what is considered “ideal” and I BADLY want to be curvy. There is no true perfection in Hollywood, or as a woman.
      Tina Fey said it best:

      • PyCaramel says:

        Not saying that at all. I am basically agreeing that there is NOT a true ideal. Everybody likes what they like. However you can’t deny that your prototypical skinny 20-something blonde has been shoved down our throats as being “ideal” for too long, and if you’re not a skinny 20-something you’re not ideally beautiful, which is BS. Curves are just as beautiful and men prefer it just as much, which is something mainstream hasn’t admitted to until recent.

      • Moi says:

        Ha! Moving along reading some comments now. That quote from Tina Fey is awesome!

      • janie says:

        @PyCaramel I totally agree with you. Everyone has different taste and there should be no standard definition of ideal. I think I’m too young to remember a time before J.Lo (I’m 20 now). I grew up hearing that women had to have a round butt, curvy hips, a tiny waist, huge boobs, and long skinny limbs. I don’t know any girls my age who are satisfied with their bodies. So I guess now nobody is left out because the ideal is impossible to obtain (without surgery)…yay!

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        Tastes and trends change, and even if they’re on your side at any given moment, they still aren’t. I’m a curvy type. I remember listening to BBC Radio last autumn and there was discussion about how Christina Hendricks had make it acceptable for women to look that way, and I thought that I was listening to the stupidist shit ever released on the waves. In spite of myself, I thought, ‘So, I’m only allowed to occupy my own body and the shape that it has had for years just because of some random white women who won’t even entertain the idea of wearing a freaking shirt. Oh, wonderful she’s set me free, she’s justified my existence. Once again, a look or feature that occurs naturally with greater frequency in women who aren’t white gets villified until a white woman makes it ‘okay’. Oh, praise be!

        lip injections
        bum implants
        high cheekbones…

        These are cosmetic enhancements that are being adopted or occur naturally more and more by caucasian women and the praise that it elicits doesn’t wane easily. The only difference is that
        the lable is spelt ‘ignore’ or ‘worship’ depending on how much melanin you’re packing. Not a new story, same as it ever was, said David Byrne.

  25. terracotta says:

    here’s the thing about his girl, which I like: she’s an attractive girl, but more importantly she’s a SMART and TALENTED girl. Just wrote, directed and co-starred in her own movie, kids with friends. That’s awesome, he’s ina long term relationship with a girl with a brain and some moxie. Who cares what she looks like really.

  26. Faye says:

    I wonder if he is familiar with the other “I” word Irony. He claims to value one physical aesthetic yet while dating him, his girlfriend of 15 years becomes blonder, thinner and more plastic with each passing year.

    • jc126 says:

      I’ve noticed a lot of people get skinnier each year. People like JH’s GF, idiots like the JS morons. I think I would too, if I were photographed all the time. Everyone looks bigger on camera, and few women want to have unflattering pictures of them out in public. So I can’t fault her for that.

  27. horizonte says:

    as much as i don’t care for hilton or kardashian, i don’t see the point in calling them out like that, out of the blue, in an interview that was supposed to be about him. there’s plenty of men who are douchebags and cashing in on their stupidity, but they don’t get dragged through the mud like these girls for no reason. i can’t help but think there’s something sexist about that.

    • nadia says:

      I don’t think it’s sexist, because it’s paris and kim who are exploiting a sexist concept. They play up the “dumb sex kitten” role to market themselves. They both dumb down themselves, while upping their seuxality. THEY are the ones being sexist, John’s just calling them on this game.

  28. Cerulean says:

    He’s great. His gf’s weight and look is her choice. Maybe in private he tells her that she doesnt need to be so concerned about her looks but does it anyway. It could be her issue not his. My husband doesn’t care about my weight but I do. He thinks I look fine whatever weigh but I feel very very differently.

  29. wtf? says:

    ……hahahaha that quote made my day…

  30. Strawberrygirl says:

    I saw his girlfriend on Chelsea Lately and she came off as very nice and they seem very happy together. I couldn’t believe she was only 42 though. She seemed older for some reason, but I was surprised he was only 41.

  31. Lurker says:

    I absolutely love this man! He cannot get any more perfect, inside or out. I like how he says curvier women like his co-star CH are more beautiful. He is just a living doll. I love Mad Men and CH too. Plus he has the Kardashians pegged perfectly. I just cannot support their show or buy any of their products. They are famehos who get paid for doing nothing and the sad part is, they are getting the young girls involved in the whole fameho thing as well. I cannot stand the Kartrashians. I would prefer Jersey Shore over them.

  32. Maria says:

    “he also didn’t understand why blonde, skinny women have become the epitome of beauty by modern society”

    He is self with a blond skinny woman… I understand what he is trying to say but it comes out wrong. Real women come in different sizes and shapes. Skinny women and curvy women are both real women!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      In all fairness, she wasn’t as thin, was a brunette and had a very different face when they started together.

  33. Maria says:

    I just hope that people would stop saying how REAL women should look like. The reality is that there are different kinds of body types and women should not feel less feminine and less woman if they don’t have the body type magazines, men etc. are rooting for. Saying that real women have curves is body shaming. Not all women are born with big breasts, wide hips and thights. What should naturally skinny women do then to be considered real and beautiful women by the society? Plastic surgery???

    • Jacqueline says:

      Humility wont get you as far as cunning and hustling. You cant make a lot of money legally or ethically. All the bad jobs (drug dealing, stripping/prostituting) etc all pay great but discriminate due to looks or race. Black dealers get harsher sentences and average strippers have to flip tricks to make up the lost income the hotter ones get. Some hot people are just charming and manipulative. Intelligent people arent in it for th emoney anyway. Im an aero-nautical engineer and I’ve met strippers that make what I make but for how long? And what are the risks to their jobs? I go married to my boss at 22 lol. He more than provides. Humility when its genuine is admirable but just keep in mind that shameless self-promotion will get you up ahead even faster.

    • Amanda says:

      I agree! I also think that less curvy women are more attractive, and I don’t care what Jon Hamm says. I can like whatever body type I want in a woman, and some man is not allowed to tell me otherwise. Christina Hendricks is pretty, but she would be more attractive to ME if she lost some weight, and that has nothing to do with what’s popular in Hollywood.

  34. machiavelli says:

    I wish reality television would just die! Even the cooking channel is not spared. Everything is a bloody competition. Bring back the dramas, the sitcoms.
    At least, spare the cooking channel.

    • Nakli says:

      Amen. The demise of cooking shows saddens me the most. I don’t mind the format of competition but I hate that it always has to have some major drama/bitching. Whatever happened to competition game shows like The Crystal Maze, devoid of any drama! 🙁

    • skuddles says:

      I agree, so much garbage out there. I love reality shows where they build things, make things, do something cool and interesting, but so many are nothing but a slop bucket of slick sleeze and silicone. Reading about those shows is bad enough – can’t imagine actually watching them. I was traumatized early on by “I Want to Marry a Millionaire”. I only watched it because I found a blog writer who parodied it so beautifully I felt compelled to understand her hilarious points of reference. It was a painful cringefest to say the least and not an experience I would ever repeat.

  35. skuddles says:

    Truer words were NEVER spoken… Love ya Jon!

  36. Stephanie says:

    I love it that people are calling them on their game. I honestly believe that their dad was not Robert Kardashian, they would be nothing. Go Hamm, and your no underpants wearing self.

  37. Moi says:

    I’m confused. Isn’t his girlfriend blonde and skinny? This might have already been addressed, but no time to read through all the comments now. Plus, I loathe everything Kim Kardashian stands for, but she’s curvy too. All body types should be celebrated, except for the eating disorder type. So alrighty Mr. Hamm! Still luv ya!

  38. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    The problem I have with reality TV shows is that there’s hardly anything else on TV. They’re cheap to produce, if they fail it’s no big deal, if they’re a success, jackpot! Once networks started hitting the “reality” lottery they kept coming back for the easy money, and now it’s a huge part of their business model.

    At this point I only watch shows that are on cable, like FX, HBO, Showtime, etc. Those shows are some of the only ones where real money, and effort are put into production to pay for good writers, actors, directors, and advertising. There may be a couple of good shows on network TV, but I don’t have the desire to pick through the trash to find them.

  39. Ella says:

    I was a little on the fence about Jon Hamm. After these comments, I find I adore him.

  40. nadia says:

    Meh, I wouldn’t criticize him too much for the blonde/skinny ideal remarks. If you notice, none of that is in quotation marks, so you don’t know how much he was “led” into agreeing with that point by the interviewer. With no quotes, I wouldn’t put too much stock in it in terms of hypocrisy or irony.

  41. Jacqueline says:

    White blonde women are the most valuable in the world. Its the barbie effect and nazi legacy. that the whiter and blonder you are, the better you are. america is a white majority and when white blonde girls go missing, the media has a field day. But imagine if a latina went missing? cricket. hoot. I remember being little at a toy store and the majority of the dolls were white and blonde. it registered in my brain that they are perfect and everyone else is not. every ethnicity wants a blonde woman whether they like to admit it or not. they are rare and modern. that is their appeal. they arent any more stupid than other hair colors but since white people are a new race, they lack A LOT of valuable genes you’ll find in blacks, asians, natives etc like aging better. Hollywood, society and the workplace sets it up for blondes to win and people begin to believe that they are better. Im Russian-Brazilian-American and the first thing I learned is that our media worships blondes but North, Central and South American and European men actually prefer brunettes.

  42. Camille (The original) says:

    I don’t care for this guy at all and I think he is majorly over rated in both looks and talent, but his quote bashing the Kardashians/reality TV, makes me ALMOST like him a little bit… Nah ok, I still don’t like him, but I did love the quote. 🙂

  43. TheWayItGoes says:

    I wish people would stop name dropping those hacks cause that’s what precisely keeps them getting checks.

    If people just stopped talking about them…they’d go away. Guara-FREAKING-nteed

  44. Thea says:

    I think I love him now.

  45. Adrien says:

    The fact that he’s still with the same woman even after he found fame playing Don Draper makes him more adorable.
    His gf, btw, is the writer/ director of ‘Friends with Kids’. She also wrote and starred in the cult comedy classic ‘Kissing Jessica Stein’. They’ve been together for 15 years.

  46. Maya says:

    I can’t wait to hear what Kris Jenner will say.

  47. Renee says:

    I guess since some are confused… I believe he was talking about people taking the transformation to look that way. Perhaps his gf has always been a slender blonde? I get annoyed by all the cupcake shows on tv now, but it doesn’t mean I’ll stop loving cupcakes.

    Also, his comments would mean more to me if he wasn’t involved in Lohan’s lame SNL appearance.

  48. Deloise says:

    What a great guy! More people like him in Hollywood!

  49. Samantha says:

    Kudos to Jon Hamm for saying it like it is where the “Kartrashcans” are concerned!At the end of the day,trash is trash is trash which ever way you look at it.

  50. MK Martin says:

    Jennifer’s face is fantastic. It’s just not symmetrical. Our obsession with symmetry comes from fu-cking Max Factor. Dig it up, check it out.

  51. BamaGuy1024 says:

    Jon Hamm, one of the greatest actors of our time, totally handsome, intelligent, amazing nice guy and sexually the hottest man in the world!

  52. Jordan says:

    Kim K’s of the world are out there making money for a reason. And that reason is a lot of people are watching them. Just take a look at the first 2 pages of this site and see how many stories are about Kim and her family. I feel like he was bashing their fans more so than Kim K and Paris Hilton’s out there.