Jon Hamm on the Pop Culture Obsession With His Crotch: "They're Called 'Privates' for a Reason"
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Jon Hamm is finally sounding off about the elephant in the room—the paparazzi fascination with shooting close ups of his crotch.
The 42-year-old Mad Men star admits to being a little irked by the pics of his package, which not only give the impression he doesn't go in for undergarments, but has also spawned its own web memes.
"Most of it's tongue-in-cheek, but it is a little rude," he told the magazine (via Us Weekly). "It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have—a prurience."
The touchy subject made headlines again last week after a New York Daily News story claimed he was asked to cover up his bulge with underwear while shooting the sixth season of his Emmy-winning AMC drama because of those stiff '60s suits he dons as Don Draper. "They're called 'privates' for a reason," Hamm continued. "I'm wearing pants, for f--k's sake. Lay off."
While the constant crotch talk isn't his cup of tea, the thesp is trying not to let it go to his head, though he did call it a downside to fame. "I mean, it's not like I'm a f---king lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world," he said. "But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c--k, I feel like that wasn't part of the deal."
Mad Men stars tease season six Hamm did however admit that there could be worse things said about him.
"But whatever, I guess it's better than being called out for the opposite," he added.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/29/2013|
Oh c'mon, he knows damn well he shows and has nothing to bitch about when people comment. I had a friend who was like that and I finally said, you do know you show right? And he was yup.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/27/2013|
Then wear briefs. End of story.
Methinks he has a little ego problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/27/2013|
I've rarely seen Jon Hamm in a photo, candid or not, where he WASN'T VPLing, which means he hardly wears underwear. And with an appendage as big as his, it SHOWS. And when something that big shows, on an actor from a popular TV show, people will talk, and blog, and make tumblrs, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/27/2013|
I met him once at a party; he was exceedingly charming and kind.
I'm sure he is.
But, c'mon! You're in the public eye, you show off your dick (I thought many of those photos were fake, but maybe not?)
You can't have it both ways.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/27/2013|
[quote]Methinks he has a little ego problem.
honey, he's an actor, it comes with his SAG card!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/27/2013|
He's well-aware of what he's showing and would be pissed if nobody noticed.
Milton Berle has been dead for eleven years and when big show biz dicks are discussed, they still talk about Berle. Hamm wants the same attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/27/2013|
"Privates" meands you keep it private. Flaunting it is not keeping it private Mr. (appropriately named) Hamm.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/27/2013|
Oh, poor baby! It must be just AWFUL to have people EVERYWHERE titter and slobber over your GINORMOUS paynuss!
Have people no sense of decency and propriety?!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/27/2013|
He should go in for penile reduction surgery. No man should ever have to suffer such indignities.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/27/2013|
The "privates" most people are talking about when it comes to Jon Hamm are the photos of him showing off his dick in public walking down a public street. He could wear underwear and end the discussion--but he chooses to go commando and show a bulge.
Most of the chatter is not about what his crotch looks like on the set of Mad Men. Yeah, there's some of that, but most of the comments are of him walking with his girlfriend showing off his "private" cock in a very public manner.
Jon, your feigned humility is rather unbearable and disingenuous. Knock off the bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/27/2013|
Oh boo hoo hooey hoo hoo!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/27/2013|
He didn't need to discuss it at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/28/2013|
"The thesp is trying not to let it go to his head."
The jokes write themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/28/2013|
"They're called 'privates' for a reason," Hamm continued. "I'm wearing pants, for f--k's sake. Lay off."
Can you "Mary, please" a straight guy?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/28/2013|
Well Mr. Hamm if they are "privates" package them better so they don't show to the world!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/28/2013|
He will not be able to resist a nude scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/28/2013|
It's similar to buxomy actresses who wear low cut dresses all the time who then complain that no one takes them seriously because all people do is talk about their boobs.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/28/2013|
I don't remember Fred Dryer being such a whiner - nor John Schneider, nor Gary Sandy. Of course, they were network stars.
What is it about cable actors not knowing how to put on clothing? First, we get Thomas Jane baffled by footwear. Now we get John Hamm confused by the concept of underwear.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/28/2013|
"But whatever, I guess it's better than being called out for the opposite."
He knows the score.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/28/2013|
He chose the wrong way to discuss it, but you queens are resorting to the same slut-shaming tactics as guys outside of titty bars.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/28/2013|
Huh? "Slut-shaming"?! He's the one who's all Miss Prim-And-Proper all of the sudden.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/28/2013|
Hur hur! Straight men spend their whole lives objectifying women, but HATE it when they realize they're being objectified themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/28/2013|
Poor Jon Hamm. His mommmy didn't buy him any underwear.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/28/2013|
Jon Hamm is like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears who years ago "forgot" to wear their underwear, and then had the paparazzi take photos of their vaginas getting out of the car. "Whoops I did it again."
Dear Jon, when you walk around on a public street showing off your cock, someone might just take a picture. Got that now?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/28/2013|
I think he'll do a fast fade after Mad Men. He was in that "Friends With Kids" and didn't really register, forgettable. In "Bridesmaids" he just played himself.
Maybe he's hoping to bag a millonaire, like Jesse James.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/28/2013|
"I think he'll do a fast fade after Mad Men."
Ya mean like me?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/28/2013|
Mr. Hamm has semi-privates.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/28/2013|
Instead of worrying about gay rights, society should instead worry about how hard it is to be a handsome white millionaire with a big dick.
He should've kept his mouth shut. He sounds like a whiny bitch now.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/28/2013|
Exactly R29, I'm really surprised his team didn't come up with a more likeable and humorous reaction for him to give.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/28/2013|
meanwhile please link to the Tumblr page
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/28/2013|
[quote]...accounts about my c--k,...
Was I the only one who felt a tingle reading this?.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/28/2013|
Oh the poor little thing is so put upon.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/28/2013|
You gotta love Jayne Mansfield. Like Hamm, Jayne liked to show off her notable physical assets in public. Unlike Hamm, she was honest and direct:
"If I didn't have a large bosom, people would talk about my small one. So what's the difference? I'm glad I have a large one."
Ham should have responded thusly:
"If I didn't have a large cock, people would talk about my small one. So what's the difference? I'm glad I have a large one."
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/28/2013|
[quote]Instead of worrying about gay rights, society should instead worry about how hard it is to be a handsome white millionaire with a big dick.
Yes, yes, we are very concerned about this issue as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/28/2013|
Yes R20, he gave himself away with that line. And he more or less did say that R34.
If he was so concerned with privacy he wouldn't have said that, he would have ignored issues of size. I don't think Fassbender said much and we actually saw it proper. I'm sure there's a showing off element, but who can blame him.
I do think he's probably the nice guy people are saying, but it would be too good to be true if someone who looked like that wouldn't be into himself. He's an actor for godssakes, while he is good he got there on looks. Don't complain about privacy if you're a celeb, that's the price you have to pay.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/29/2013|
My head will hang heavy tonight when I think of the indignity that Mr. Hamm is suffering.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/29/2013|
I have nothing against Hamm going commando and flaunting his dick.
But it's a little silly for him to expect that he's not going to be noticed when he does it, much less for him to then assert that they are called "privates for a reason".
Kind of like Dolly Parton complaining that her tits are a national obsession.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/29/2013|