March 21, 2012
Jon Hamm had the courage to say what we have all thought for years now. He unabashedly said that reality television stars are mostly talentless idiots, and that he does not know why America is infatuated with them.
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated,” Hamm said, “Being a fucking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly….It’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me.”
Thank you Jon. If Paris had not embarrassed her family name with her videotaped underage sexcapades, then no one would care that she was an heiress to millions of dollars of the Hilton fortune. If Kim Kardashian did not have a beautiful face and an enormous ass, no one would care who she was. Her sextape with faux-celebrity Ray-J was boring at best, but Kim Kardashian is one of the hottest women on the planet, so people paid attention. Hell, Kardashian was hot enough to carry two other, less hot and fairly lame sisters into pseudo-celebrity. But, she has no discernible talent and is obviously deluded too.
“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,” she explained. “Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs and creates ‘stupid,’ is in my opinion careless.”
Paris is probably the least likable of the two starlets, but she was smart enough to ignore the comments because ultimately one person’s opinion does not really matter (Oh, the irony and hypocrisy of that statement.) But, Kim fought back and relegated herself to more scrutiny. It is difficult to hate Kim because notwithstanding showing the world her goodies on a homemade sex video, she seems like a nice person. And, even her response to this perceived slight was fairly diplomatic. But, really Kim? You think that your being in your show, producing it, and designing clothes are accomplishments? Your show is successful because you look exotic and have a cartoonish ass, not because you or any of your family is remotely interesting. Jennifer Lopez took the same formula to super stardom with roughly the same amount of talent. To produce a show all you need is money which your family had before you found celebrity as Paris Hilton’s drinking buddy or Ray-J’s booty buddy. And anyone with any sense would not believe that you personally were designing clothes or writing by yourself. In fact, if you have half of the sense that you showed in your response to Hamm’s comments before listing your “accomplishments” then you would allow someone else to write any book with your name on it and hire a fashion designer to make your clothing line. Kim you are gorgeous, but you are not talented. And Jon Hamm was just the first person to say it publicly. Get a clue.