March 27th, 2013
05:20 PM ET
Internet, Jon Hamm is not amused.
The "Mad Men" star tells Rolling Stone magazine that he's well aware of the general public's fascination with what he carries in his pants, which has manifested itself lately in a string of cheeky headlines.
The New York Daily News cited anonymous sources earlier this month who claimed that Hamm had been "politely asked" to wear underwear on the "Mad Men" set because his "impressive anatomy is so distracting" in the fitted, '60s-era wardrobe.
"Most of it's tongue-in-cheek," Hamm acknowledged when speaking to RS about the chatter. "But it is a little rude. It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have - a prurience."
When it comes to those who double down on photos of Hamm's now notorious body part, such as a Tumblr called Jon Hamm's Wang, the star is less accommodating.
"They're called 'privates' for a reason. I'm wearing pants, for f***'s sake. Lay off," Hamm, 42, said. "I mean, it's not like I'm a f*****g lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world." The actor said he believes that when folks feel free enough to start a Tumblr about what we will call his "jon-son" that "... I feel like that wasn't part of the deal ... But whatever. I guess it's better than being called out for the opposite."
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