Jon Hamm’s package made headlines last week when it was reported that his affinity for going commando caused trouble for the costumers on the “Mad Men” set. (RELATED: Jon Hamm likes to go commando and it became a real problem on the ‘Mad Men’ set)
In the forthcoming April issue of Rolling Stone, Hamm calls the hubbub surrounding his penis “rude.”
Paparazzi often focus on Hamm’s genitalia in photographs, since his well-endowed package is highly visible even through his pants.
“Most of it’s tongue-in-cheek,” Hamm told the magazine. “But it is a little rude. It just speaks to a broader freedom that people feel like they have – a prurience.”
In promotional photos for the AMC series, Hamm’s private area had to be Photoshopped so that it wasn’t so prominent.
“This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination,” a “Mad Men” source told the New York Daily News last week. “Jon’s impressive anatomy is so distracting that they politely insisted on underwear.”
Hamm doesn’t think the fascination with his penis — which includes a Tumblr account and countless paparazzi photos — very amusing.
“They’re called ‘privates’ for a reason,” he says. “I’m wearing pants, for fuck’s sake. Lay off. I mean, it’s not like I’m a fucking 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.”
Still, the actor admits all the talk about his “impressive anatomy” is better than the alternative.
“I guess it’s better than being called out for the opposite,” Hamm said.