Jonah Hill calls Kardashians' popularity 'disgusting'
Jonah Hill is another celebrity who is not pleased with the popularity of the Kardashians and said he finds the success of their shows "disgusting."
"I have friends who work in TV and the Kardashians get higher ratings than their TV shows," Hill told The Huffington Post in an interview posted on December 13. "Shows that people actually work hard on -- writing and creating and trying to tell stories. The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like 'Mad Men' is disgusting."
The comedic actor, who stars in "The Sitter" and "Moneyball," previously dished about his love of reality television to MTV in an interview last month.
"I feel duped a little bit because I was all connected with the wedding," Hill told the music channel about Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries divorce. "I watched the two-hour special. I was with them on that journey."
However, he later said he was just joking, telling The Huffington Post, "It's a super disgusting part of our culture, but I still find it funny to make a joke about it." Hill continued, "Whenever I say I like reality TV, people write about it like they're in shock. I can't even understand it, so I watch it."
He added, "I think it's funny and I definitely enjoy it in a making-fun-of-it sort of way, but where does the line sort of end? When do I stop making fun of it and become an actual fan?"
The actor and comedian is not the first celeb to lash out about the reality television family. Daniel Craig talked about the Kardashians in an interview for British GQ.
"Look at the Kardashians, they're worth millions. Millions" the 43-year-old actor told the magazine for its January issue. "I don't think they were that badly off to begin with but now look at them. You see that and you think, 'What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a [expletive] idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions?'"
Meanwhile the family still seems to be a success with many viewers at home. "Kim & Kourtney Take New York," the latest chapter in the Kardashian reality saga, premiered on Sunday, November 27, and was watched by almost 3.2 million people, marking a 6 percent rise from last year. Last year's premiere of the series, a spin-off of E!'s "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," was watched by about 3 million viewers.
Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner are visiting Haiti with the charity group We Advance, with "Prime Suspect" star Maria Bello, who co-founded the organization. We Advance was founded to improve the health, safety and well-being of women in Haiti.