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Jon Hamm admits penis rumours could be worse

JON Hamm is baffled by the "fascination" about his penis.

The former 'Mad Men' star admitted claims he is well endowed and frequently goes without underwear are not the "worst" things he could hear about himself, but he still doesn't understand the interest in his manhood.

He told Australia's GQ magazine: "It was a topic of fascination for other people, certainly not me.

"By the way, as rumours go, not the worst."

But the 45-year-old actor has previously slammed the speculation about his genitals as "rude" and insisted some fans had gone too far in their interest in his "privates".

He said in 2013: "Most of it's tongue-in-cheek. 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**king lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world. But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c**k, I feel like that wasn't part of the deal ... But whatever. I guess it's better than being called out for the opposite."

And the following year, Jon admitted he hated the speculation about whether or not he wears underwear, but accepts he looks like a "douchebag" if he complains about the attention.

He said: "Would you want people walking up to you and pointing at your d**k? I can't believe I'm still talking about this. But I've worn underwear every day of my life and the fact that I'm painted as this exhibitionist is a little annoying.

"Being someone who people want to photograph, you have to open yourself up to the positive and negative. It is what it is. If I get mad at it I'll look like a douchebag. But it's silly."



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