"It's surprising to me that it has become remotely a story," the "Mad Men" star marvels to E! News about the headlines he sparked by telling Elle UK, "Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a [bleeping] idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."
"I don't know Ms. Kardashian," says the Disney prince-handsome Hamm. "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."
On Monday, Kim addressed the slam by asking for mutual respect, 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."
By the by, Kim's insomnia on Tuesday night resulted in her producing some easy press ...