The latest celebrity feud is between “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm and reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian. In the latest issue of British ELLE, Hamm had some strong words for the culture of reality TV celebrities.
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f****** idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly,” Hamm tells ELLE.
Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to fire back, tweeting, “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 “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
But Hamm is not the only celebrity to take a shot at the Kardashians specifically.
Daniel Craig recently told the British GQ, “Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions. Millions! I don’t think
they were that badly off to begin with, but now look at them. You see
that and you think, ‘What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a
f****** idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?'”
And Jonah Hill told the Huffington Post back in December, “The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like ‘Mad Men’ is disgusting. It’s a super disgusting part of our culture, but I still find it funny to make a joke about it.”
Bizarrely, on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning (March 13), anchor Linsey Davis framed her story about the war of words as Jon Hamm’s Don Draper being the kind of man who can give a woman a piece of his mind, while Kim Kardashian is a modern woman who can say what she likes – uh, that’s not really relevant. You do know Don Draper is a TV character, right? Jon Hamm’s comments were not a case of Draper backhanding Betty and telling her to get back into the kitchen, so let’s not paint them that way.
Davis also says Kardashian took the “high road” by saying we’re all working hard and we all have to respect one another.
Is Davis right? Or do we, as a culture, owe the A-list celebrities who are speaking out against the Kardashian-obsessed culture a debt of gratitude? Whose side are you on? Vote below and sound off in the comments.