Jon Hamm is backing off his comments regarding Kim Kardashian (he recently told ELLE UK magazine that “stupidity is celebrated” in reference to the reality star), saying his words were taken out of context.
“I think that my quote was a little bit misunderstood,” Jon told Access Hollywood at PaleyFest 2012 on Tuesday, after Kim responded to the jab, calling Jon’s comments “careless.” “I think that she’s — I’ve never met her. I would never say anything personal about anyone that I have not met.”
The 41-year-old “Mad Men” star said his comments were more a commentary on the current state of society versus a personal attack against Kim.
“My quote was simply about that version of television and that version of American culture being celebrated and it’s not something that I particularly enjoy,” he said. “But the quote was obviously taken out of context and you know, there you go.”
But the actor said he stands by his original comments despite the backlash.
“I said what I said,” he told Access. “I just wish it would have been reported correctly.”