"Look at Bieber or whoever," Hamm says of the 20-year-old pop star. "You're like, 'What the f–k, man? What are you doing? Why?' There's no one telling those people no, and it's a shame."
Hamm, 43, was slightly more experienced at life when he went from struggling actor to middle-age heartthrob in 2007. The Golden Globe winner, who plays womanizing ad exec Don Draper on AMC's smash series, continues: "[He should have] a mom or a dad or a really good friend who can say, 'Hey, s–thead!'"
Indeed, both Bieber's mom, Pattie Malette, and dad, Jeremy Bieber — though separated — share big roles in the star's life, along with other influencers like his manager, Scooter Braun, mentor Will Smith, and Belieber since the beginning, Usher.
Not that Bieber's impressive entourage means much to Hamm. "You see people in the world and you're like, 'Do you know how a washing machine works? Do you know how to wash a dish?'" the actor ponders. "Life skills are something we’re missing… just s–t you needed to learn in life. There used to be a class that kids had to take in high school called home economics, which was cooking and sewing and just s–t you needed to learn in life."
Bieber has yet to respond to Hamm's harsh words, but the heartthrob hinted at what he thinks of his critics in a November 2013 interview. "I don't give a f—," Bieber told The Hollywood Reporter. "Not 'I don't give a f—' to just be reckless and do whatever, but 'I don't give a f— what they say,'" he continued.
On Monday, April 21, Bieber tweeted to his millions of fans worldwide: "I live for this music. Blessed to see the world and do what i love. Thank you."
This is not Hamm's first time slamming a pop-culture icon. Back in March 2012, he slammed reality standout Kim Kardashian in an interview with Elle UK. "Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated," Hamm told the British mag. "Being a f–king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly." He added, "It's celebrated. It doesn't make sense to me."
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