In a recent interview with Elle Magazine, “Mad Men’s” Don Draper called the likes of Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton idiots. My first thought was, “Why are we bringing this quote up again? Didn’t Hamm already make that statement in another magazine?” Turns out, I was confusing Hamm with Daniel Craig, who was quoted last year as saying something very similar:
“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*cking idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?'”
Daniel Craig and Jon Hamm think a lot alike. Hamm’s money quote:
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”
I applaud the line of thinking from both men, but it is a little tacky to make fun of the mentally retarded.
Meanwhile, several new images from the new season of “Mad Men” were unveiled over the weekend (including the above). One of the new images shows Sterling Cooper’s new logo, and another one features Betty Draper in a chair surrounded by no one. SPOILER: No one likes Betty Draper.