• Mon, Mar 12 2012

Kim Kardashian Thinks Jon Hamm Is ‘Careless’ For Calling Her Stupid

Are you ready for the battle of the century? In one corner, we have Kim Kardashian, who thinks that acting stupid on television makes you a savvy business woman worthy of praise and emulation. In the other, we have Jon Hamm, who stands for craft, intellect, and good old fashioned book learnin’. Who will win this epic clash over America’s heart and brains?

Let’s back up a little. In a recent interview with Elle UK, Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm made himself even more perfect in many people’s eyes by taking a brave stand against the forces of idiocy. “Whether it’s Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated,” he observed. “Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly. Incuriousness has become cool… It’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me.”

Them’s fightin’ words, and also some very true ones. Why, even the president of the United States agrees.

Two weeks later, the quote finally set off her Google alert, and Kim Kardashian was not pleased. She responded, as only the smartest people do, via that medium of nuanced intellectual expression we call Twitter:

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

See, Jon Hamm? Kim Kardashian is not stupid at all! She knows how to use words and stuff. Except, wait…

Grammar and punctuation errors aside, was “careless” really the right word to use here? Here’s the Merriam-Webster definition for “careless”:

a : free from care : untroubled <careless days> b : indifferent, unconcerned <careless of the consequences>
2
: not taking care
3

: not showing or receiving care: a : negligent, slovenly <careless writing> b : unstudied, spontaneous <a careless grace>

It would make sense if she was saying Jon Hamm was careless of her feelings, but she appears to be trying to use it to mean “without base” or “incorrect,” which is…not something that that word means. Ever. [tagbox tag="Kim Kardashian"]

And getting down to the meat of her argument, the whole reason Kim Kardashian is “part of a successful TV show” and “designs” (i.e. licenses out her name to) garish clothes made in sweat shops is because she is famous for 1.) fumbling the handling of certain sensitive materials such that they were released to the general public against her will, and 2.) saying dumb things on television. Even if she’s not actually stupid, she’s famous for acting stupid, which only serves to reinforce his point.

Jon Hamm and civilization 1, Kim Kardashian 0.

(Via TMZ)

Share This Post:
  • Amanda Chatel

    Can someone please give Jon Hamm an award… and in the meantime take away Kim’s 15 minutes?! She’s pushing 15.5 and it’s getting awkward.

    Thanks in advance, world. I owe you all a round on me.

  • LCT

    Oo, and honorable mention to Daniel Craig’s rant about them a few months back.

    Hunky men being intelligent! Wahoo!

  • Christa

    As if I don’t love Jon Hamm enough already.

  • jiraf

    Ok I am not a fan/supporter of Kim Kardashian (can you even be a supporter? of what??) but I have to play devil’s advocate here about the one thing that I think is unfair about your article. It IS possible that Kim meant careless as in negligent, slovenly, unstudied, etc, in which case her sentence makes perfect sense. This is POSSIBLE, I will not argue that is is necessarily likely. But this is how I interpreted it and the fact that you are calling her stupid because you are assuming this is NOT what she meant speaks more to your own linguistic impediments and, well, “carelessness” than anything else.

    • Anesha

      Correct!!

    • tollis

      hi, i think the author of this article does not like kim at all. anyone who would say anything against kim would sided by the author. but anyways, though i’m not kim’s fan,i guess this one,her point is acceptable and she showed that she does have reason for her fame- her humility and respect. i mean jon may be “intelligent” but this does not give him the right to classify people as “stupid”. i’m sorry jon, if you think they’re stupid you should have not stooped down to their level by namedropping.

  • Joyce

    Jon Hamm is absolutely right. Kim Kardashian got famous because of a sex tape made by her boyfriend. Her “fame” , along with that of the rest of her family is ridiculous. She did not spend years learning the craft of acting. She did not earn her fame. The reason she is on TV today is her crazy mother, who will use any opportunity to make money, regardless of how humiliating it is.

    Of course, this applies to most of reality TV, i.e., “Real Housewives”, etc. This is especially true now that most of these shows have devolved into cat fight after cat fight, which is very tiresome.

    As for John Hamm, I have seen some interviews with him, and he comes across as a nice, unconceited guy. He is obviously intelligent and has a good attitude toward women. He was raised by a single mother, who worked as a secretary (ironic). He is also a tremendous actor, unlike Ms. Kardashian and her sisters, etal.

    • Carol

      I totally agree with you 100 %. They have no talent and are just using their looks and notoriety to get by in the new reality TV they call good television today.

      I don’t watch Mad Men a lot but from what I have seen Jon Hamm is a far better actor and comes of as a better person than that whole d***m family in person.

  • whiteroses

    I have to wonder what’s going to happen to Kim (and her sisters, and her family, etc) when her 15 minutes are eventually up. Here’s hoping she uses her “savvy business sense” to parlay it all into the rest of her life. She’s famous for a sex tape and acting like an idiot. No matter what she may believe, she’s not a cultural icon.

    As for Jon Hamm- he’s a talented actor who originated one of the most multifacted (and I would argue, one of the best and most complex) television characters in recent memory. That’s all the more remarkable when you consider the fact that until he became Don Draper, he mainly had comedic roles. Yes, some of that is due to “Mad Men”s brilliant writing, but I can’t see anyone else in that role. Jon Hamm is, at least, paid to ACT.

  • Anesha

    The writer of this article would do well with some English lessons focused on word usage.

  • MyFilmLife

    I think what we really need to discuss is why the American public is stupid enough to put her on a pedestal and therefore giving her fame and fortune. Look in the mirror people..she wouldn’t be here without you. Just sayin’

  • val

    I would like the intelligence of these hu nky men to be passed down to the avrage joe on the street and tell them to not gaup at women who look like Kardashians wannabes. Oh how I would marry the first guy who I saw actually looking at these women with distate on my daily round to the supermarket!

  • lipase

    Maybe she is stupid maybe she’s not. In my opinion her use of the word ‘careless’ is acceptable and the statements made in this article aren’t well thought through…

  • ashley

    I think all of you who wrote things about kim are jealous. Especially the person who wrote this article. I love how opioninative you all are to someone you dont even know. Mind your own business and worry about your own career. Look at you jaime, you have nothing better to do than criticize others. Get a life. Ooh wait a minute, this is your life…sorry to hear that. To the others who wrote comments, enjoy the fame you dont have ;)

    • tollis

      you are so right.

    • Karli

      opioninative. haha