Jon Hamm responds to below-the-belt jokes

Posted at 10:22 AM, Mar 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-28 10:22:12-04

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By Breeanna Hare

(CNN) — Internet, Jon Hamm is not amused.

The “Mad Men” star tells Rolling Stone magazine that he’s well aware of the fascination with what he carries in his pants, as well as the string of cheeky headlines that have cropped up lately as a result.

The New York Daily News cited 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 … Lay off,” Hamm, 42, said.

The actor added that he doesn’t see Tumblrs about what we will call his “jon-son” as being “part of the deal … But whatever. I guess it’s better than being called out for the opposite.”

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