Mad Men fever is in full swing!
Newsweek is gearing up for the season premiere of Mad Men with a vintage cover, out today. Newsweek’s Web site says,” Welcome to our special retro-modern issue. To celebrate the launch of ‘Mad Men’s’ fifth season, we’ve literally taken a page from Newsweek‘s past—recreating the sleek, iconic look of the magazine during the swinging ’60s, but with all original content.”
First, Jon Hamm cited Kim Kardashian as an example of “stupidity” and being a “f—ing idiot” in a British Elle interview Then, she tweeted that his comments were “careless.”
Now, he’s spoken out — again!
“It’s surprising to me that it has become remotely a story,” he told E! News. “I don’t know Ms. Kardashian, I know her public persona.”
Not content saying enough, he added, “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.”
Is it over yet?
- Jon Hamm vs. Kim Kardashian (Hamm: Courtesy AMC; Kardashian: Courtesy TAO Group)
Wow, who knew Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm concerned himself with Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton.
But he does apparently: He’s blaming society’s ills on the pair, even though the extent of Paris’ relevance and reach is definitely questionable, in a new interview with Elle magazine.
The actor said, “We’re at a place where the idea of being ‘elite’ is somehow considered a negative. Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated.”
Wow. Did he take offense to something Kim said?
And he continued, “Being a [f******] idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly. And incuriousness has become cool… It’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me.”
Mad Men‘s back on March 25, and Entertainment Weekly‘s already gotten us jazzed up for it with this week’s new issue, featuring Jon Hamm aka Don Draper.
“I love going to work, so in that sense I could play Don for 100 years, Jon tells Entertainment Weekly. “But I realize we’re not on a treadmill, we’re on a thing that moves forward … and so I think these things should end, and they should end the way the guy that started it wants to end.”
The show’s creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner, said of the upcoming season, “A lot of the decisions that Don makes may seem strange to the audience, but they’re going to seem strange to the people around him, too.”
He added, “He is coming into middle age, which was closer to old age back then. Existentialism is a young man’s game, and you can say what you want about how death nullifies things. But when you get closer to death, it starts to become more serious, and it’s harder to laugh it off and say, ‘I’m living for the moment.’”