The actor finally weighed in on No-Underwear-gate, the culmination of two years worth of tabloid photos, Tumblrs and blog posts about what exactly is going on underneath Jon Hamm’s pants. Recently, an “AMC Insider” explained someone finally had to tell Hamm to put some underwear on for the filming of the show, because otherwise it would be too distracting. Hamm isn’t amused.
“Most of it’s tongue-in-cheek,” he said to Rolling Stone. “But it is a little rude. It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have – a prurience….They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for f**k’s sake. Lay off. I mean, it’s not like I’m a f***ing lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my cock, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal … But whatever. I guess it’s better than being called out for the opposite.”
Details about Mad Men are scarce, but we’re guessing Hamm’s comments mean there isn’t going to be a tongue-in-cheek underwear account for Sterling Cooper Draper Campbell Harris this season.