Earlier this week Jon Hamm criticized modern culture by saying that any idiot can become a celebrity. The “Mad Men” said that Kim Kardashian was a perfect example of the phenomenon, which didn’t exactly sit well with the reality TV star.
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a [expletive] idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture… You’re rewarded significantly.”
Kardashian took to Twitter to give a very non-idiotic response. Kardashian said:
“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… 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.”
And now it looks like the war of words between Hamm and Kardashian is over. Hamm gave a pseudo-apology to E! News, saying that his comment was aimed at modern culture and not at Kardashian herself.
“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.”
What do you think of Jon Hamm’s comments? Is he right about our current culture? Do we reward idiots for being idiots? Is Kim Kardashian proof of that?