March 10, 2012 at 1:03 PM ET
“Mad Men” heartthrob Jon Hamm is apparently not a fan of reality TV culture.
The handsome actor slammed two prominent reality stars in a recent interview, saying their success “doesn’t make any sense.”
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated,” Jon reportedly told Elle UK magazine in an interview for their April issue, as excerpted by The Daily Mail.
And his tirade didn’t stop there.
“Being a [expletive] idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture,” he continued. “You’re rewarded significantly.”
Jon is not the first celebrity to speak out against the Kardashian fame phenomenon. Back in November, Bond franchise star Daniel Craig also lashed out at the famous family using the same expletive-ridden description.
“Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions. I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with, but now look at them,” Daniel told Britain’s GQ magazine in an interview at the time. “You see that and you think, ‘What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a [expletive] idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?’”
“I’m not judging it -- well, I am obviously,” he reportedly added.
Additionally, “21 Jump Street” funnyman Jonah Hill has also condemned reality TV culture.
In a December interview with The Huffington Post, the Oscar nominee said, “The truth of it is, I have friends who work in TV and the Kardashians get higher ratings than their TV shows — shows that people actually work hard on — writing and creating and trying to tell stories.”
Adding, “The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like ‘Mad Men’ is disgusting.”