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Jon Hamm, Mad Men Costar Defend Kim Kardashian Disses: “I Think They Were Accurate”

One of the most unlikely showbiz feuds in years is showing no sign of  reaching a détente.

Jon Hamm and his Mad Men cohorts turned up on the Today show this  morning and, inevitably, the conversation turned to his ongoing and unlikely war  of words with Kim  Kardashian.

Turns out Don Draper’s alter ego is just as steadfast in his opinion as the  TV icon he portrays.

When told by Matt Lauer that the E! reality star at the receiving end of his pop  culture critical salvo not only heard his remarks that “stupidity is being  celebrated” and that “being a f–king idiot is a valuable commodity,” but  returned fire, calling his comments “careless,” he was given the chance to, once again,  respond.

Which he did. By utterly holding his ground.

“I don’t think they were careless; I think they were accurate,” he said of the comments he made to Elle UK earlier this month.

“It’s a part of our culture that I certainly don’t identify with, and I don’t really understand the appeal of it other than in a sort of car crash sensibility, and it’s not something that I partake in or enjoy, but it is what  it is, and here we are.”

Not content to leave it at that, Lauer encouraged Hamm’s Mad Men costars to weigh in, egging them on by asking, “Anybody else want to jump in the  pool? The water’s beautiful.”

Yes, as it happens: Vincent Kartheiser, aka Pete  Campbell.

“I agree,” he said. “He said it very eloquently. I agree with everything he  said. I think our society enjoys to turn on the television and see someone who’s  maybe awful and they can say, ‘Maybe I’m not as terrible as that person.’ ”

In the end, Hamm did attempt to give a more PC answer, echoing his sentiments  to E! News last week that the proffering of his personal opinion was not meant to be a personal attack on either Kim or, lest we  forget the other recipient of his slam, Paris Hilton.

“There’s a lot of channels on the dial, and those channels need to be filled up with things, and, listen, it’s different strokes for different folks.”

Somehow we don’t think we’ve heard the last of this.


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