Jon Hamm responds to below-the-belt jokes
March 27th, 2013
05:20 PM ET

Jon Hamm responds to below-the-belt jokes

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.

In response, BuzzFeed listed 15 reasons why "we must liberate little Jon Hamm," while Dlisted kept it simple, blaring from a headline, "Free the Hammaconda."

"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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  1. ImagineThat

    Jon's upset and shocked that he's being objectified?

    I think every single female in show business just rolled their eyes and said, "Yeah, and...?"

    April 16, 2013 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Overheard

    yes you did.

    April 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dweeb


    March 31, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Connie


    That man has a whole kielbasa under wraps! Jon Hamm, unleash the meat!!! Let it run wild as God intended.

    March 31, 2013 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. who is joe hamm?


    March 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hamm makes me crazy

    he's one hot guy...

    March 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. we will heat the sauce up while she's calling and hanging up...

    no class h

    March 30, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. M.

    don't ever call that woman cold....when you have the fab 4 around you 24/7

    March 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. stu

    Cnn has really taken a nose dive. Use to be a frequent viewer. No more.

    March 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JOe

    It is amazing what a low level that CNN has sunk to. I rarely stop here, and everytime I do, I remember why I don't.

    March 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Swing Low

    He should feel lucky they aren't making gnat comparisons!!

    March 28, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. citizenUSA

    I guess the show's producers are neither gay or female.

    March 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Meh

    "They're called 'privates' for a reason. I'm wearing pants, for f***'s sake. Lay off,"
    Translation: yeah, that's right – check out my giant sauce-tosser

    March 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hot Carl

    So is it safe to say he "Hamm-slams" his women?

    March 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jen

    Soak it up dude. Which would u rather be, hung like a horse or a housefly???? U know u are loving the attention so get over it.

    March 28, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. Max

    Never ask Jon "how's it hanging?"

    March 28, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  17. John

    Even if I were straight, I'd still be g@y for Jon Hamm.

    March 28, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  18. Trouser Hamm --

    the other white meat. When you want to pork your sweetheart, use Trouser Hamm.

    March 28, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  19. Rock

    im bigger than he is but that kind of attention can only be good.

    March 28, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  20. Richard Fore

    I, for one, appreciate Mr. Hamm's nonchalance in flaunting his trouser trout so casually. It's the only reason I watch Mad Men.

    March 28, 2013 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  21. jonhammisawhiner

    Waaa Waaa Waa Jon Hamm. If you dont like people talking about you, then dont be on tv, movies, etc etc. youre a celebrity. That's what us normal people do – talk about spoiled, whiny celebrities.

    March 28, 2013 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  22. Ummm

    SERIOUSLY, this isn't that big of a deal.

    March 28, 2013 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  23. Ron Jeremy

    Join the club, Mr. Hamm. We know what it's like not to be able to put it all the way in on the downstroke because it's too long.

    March 28, 2013 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  24. Sokman

    Many guys may wish they had his "problem", but believe it or not, a guy can be just as uncomfortable with too much manhood as he can with too little.

    March 28, 2013 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      LOL! ...and how you know that "Stuffed with a Sokman?" Do you have some particularly big friends? 'Cuz we know it's not you, you are referring to! LOL!

      March 28, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      Sorry, Sokman. You know that wasn't me.

      March 28, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Just Sayin'

      I'm sorry for you too, Stuffed with a Sokman! LOLOLOL!

      March 28, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  25. K

    I went to the tumblr page. I feel like a perv now.

    March 28, 2013 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  26. Shamefulless Promoter

    prurience? what's that? Google: dweebisis.

    Jon, We know you're still advertising. Stop, no don't.

    March 28, 2013 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  27. Fiona

    Now that I know Hamm has the foul vocabulary of an insecure 13-year-ol boy, I like him even less. Zero class.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      I wish I had a shadow of a clue what "Fiona" is talking about. Jon Hamm just used the word "prurience," for Christ's sake.

      March 28, 2013 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Micheddy1

      Fiona: shall we post prurient photos of your "attributes" all over the internet, speculate about them publicly and then ask you to comment non-stop and see if you don't drop an f-bomb here and there?

      March 28, 2013 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  28. Rabbit

    Look at the smile on her face in this photo... Lucky lady.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  29. dont care

    U all just care too much. leave him alone. first y'all want big junk, then y'all dont. make up yo minds.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Joanna

    Jon Hamm, welcome to club of being objectified... I deal with people talking about my chest size all the time...

    March 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jaime

    Oh to have his problems...

    March 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Katie

    If he doesn't want people to talk about it, then he shouldn't let it all hang out there. Duh.

    March 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. markiejoe

    Why isn't Hamm wearing underwear in the first place? No matter if it's big or small, let's be sanitary. Get your shorts on!

    March 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Stan23

    He's at least a two trick pony because he's the voice of Mercedes Benz who probable pays him moire than he makes on Mad Men.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  35. JGN

    Yeh well I was with him in sympathizing about all the press right up until he said "I guess it's better than being called out for the opposite". What I guess is it's just too much to hope for that a man would not be obsessed with size, and he apparently is just as preoccupied.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  36. GriwUp

    He's a one trick pony. When MadMen ends, and it will, people will say Jon who? He better enjoy his 15 minutes and stop with the phony whining.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  37. GrowUp

    Hamm is a ham– that's why he shows it. If he didn't want people to see it, he wouldn't flaunt it. I smell a D-Bag.

    March 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Seeing that you're nowhere near Mr. Hamm, that's probably just you you're smelling.

      March 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Then again, I would like to reach inside his pants and grab ahold of his delectable man-ham.

      March 28, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  38. candiedbub

    Hey, if you have it, flaunt it! 🙂

    but still this screams marketing ploy 🙂

    March 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Wow,wow,wow

    God bless him!

    March 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  40. JJJJ

    Hey, at least he's not out there wiggling it at everybody. This is, however, possibly one of the most brilliant marketing efforts ever. "Hey let's let everyone know the star of our show has a giant schvanz!" Win/win for everyone.

    March 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  41. RanLo

    Huuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmm! I'd be PROUD!

    March 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Kimberley California

    I think Mr. Hamm has to say this, because of that girlfriend of his. I've been a long time follower of the site Jon Hamms Wang; he never seemed to mind the photos, until recently, I'm sure that girlfriend said something...

    March 27, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Brandon

    Dear John Hamm, it's called a sense of humor. Please find one.

    March 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • keith

      It wasn't funny to begin with. It's juvenile and dumb.

      March 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      It's funny to morons.
      Are you a moron?

      March 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      So, just because some people think it's funny, he has to think it's funny too? And if he doesn't, he lacks a sense of humor? Makes sense.

      March 28, 2013 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  44. johnjon33

    if he's so upset, then perhaps he should wear baggy pants............ or the dreaded baggy shorts. I for one hope he does not.

    March 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Rita

    I like Jon Hamm. He seems like a really nice guy and I'm sorry he's bothered by the media constant harrassment,but it's about time men are called out on the "endowments" for a change.

    March 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Anton

    Give up acting and in 5 years no one will care what you do.

    March 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |

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