While most of the country seems to be bemused by Jon Hamm's ham, there's one person who isn't appreciative of all the attention. When asked if he was aware of all the talk (and the blogs, and the photos, and the general, drooling interest) over his impressive package, the Mad Men star revealed that he's none too pleased that his penis is in the spotlight. In fact, he'd like it if everyone would just "lay on."
Did Jon Hamm just ask me to lay on his penis?
They're called 'privates' for a reason. 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. I guess it's better than being called out for the opposite.
Most of the country is probably asking Jon right now to cry them a river, then build them a bridge to get over it, but let's take a second here to see things from Jon's perspective.
Is it invasive? Sure. Is he being objectified? You bet. Does it come with the territory of celebrity? Unfortunately.
We live in a culture that slaps women on the cover of magazines when they gain baby weight during a pregnancy, that Googles any female star's name plus "side boob", that generally rewards entertainers with more money, fame, press when they pose in their underwear, or wear a low-cut dress, or release, accidentally or not, a sex tape.
If he's so inclined, Jon can probably talk to his co-star Christina Hendricks at length about objectification and about what it's like to be admired for parts of your body you consider private.
None of it's fair, but unfortunately (for them, and probably for all of us), it has become fair game. So fair game, in fact, that the Oscars, which had a viewing audience in the hundreds of millions, included a song about actresses' boobs.
One final thought: will "testicle slip" ever become a thing?
What do you think of Jon Hamm's comment?
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