Kim Kardashian is one of the most popular people on Twitter, and she has used the platform to tweet out a response to actor Jon Hamm to her nearly 14 million followers.
If you haven’t heard, Jon Hamm (best known as Don Draper on Mad Men) had some pretty harsh words for Kardashian in an interview with Elle UK. Talking about a certain crop of young celebrities, he said:
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f*cking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly – it’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me.”
Jon Hamm isn’t the first actor to take this kind of angle on the Kardashian model of celebrity success. Back in November of 2011, James Bond (Daniel Craig) said: “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?”
Now, Kim Kardashian has responded with a rather eloquent statement, published on Twitter.
The link goes to tmi.me, a service that house longer tweets above the 140-character limit. Here’s the full response:
I just heard about the comment Jon Hamm made about me in an interview. I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life. We’re all working hard and we all have to respect one another. 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.
Hamm is not on Twitter or Facebook, as he reminded us on Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher.
“I’m not on Facebook or Twitter,” he said. “It’s a little too…much privacy that I’d rather keep private. It’s not for me.”
What do you think? Is stupidity rewarded when it comes to celebrity these days? Let us know in the comments.