Jon Hamm: "I wear underwear every day of my life"

The "Mad Men" actor speaks out against the Internet meme inspired by his anatomy

Published March 28, 2013 8:56PM (EDT)

On Wednesday's Nerdist podcast, "You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes," during which Holmes gets actors to share their "secret weirdness," "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm addressed his not-so-secret weirdness: his "Internet Penis Sensation," as Holmes put it.

Of the attention that the press has given Hamm's unusually large genitalia, Hamm said:

"I have friends with five year old boys who don't pay as much attention to their penises as much as the Internet has all of a sudden decided to pay to mine. And it's juvenile and it's ridiculous, but it's the perfect storm of prurience and titillation and page-clicks and this that and the other."

But Hamm squashed rumors that he routinely goes commando, saying,  "And it's not like I'm running around with my dick out. They're literally pointing at pictures of my penis in my pants--and underwear, by the way. I wear underwear every day of my life. I've never not worn underwear."

And lo, Jon Hamm's penis just got another headline.

By Prachi Gupta

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