Jon Hamm has revealed that talk about his trousers is below the belt.
The Mad Men hunk, whose nether regions have been the subject of close-up shots, reckon people should "lay off" him and that it doesn't matter whether he chooses to wear underwear or not.
"Yeah, I'm familiar (with the stories). 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," he told Rolling Stone.
Jon, who has been dating Jennifer Westfeldt since 1997, added: "They're called 'privates' for a reason. I'm wearing pants, for f**** sake. Lay off. I mean, it's not like I'm a f****** lead miner. There are harder jobs in the world.
"But when people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my c***, I feel like that wasn't part of the deal (of fame)."
The 42-year-old, who plays advertising honcho Don Draper, was reportedly asked to wear underwear on set due to the "tight" 1960s trousers for the show's sixth series.
He revealed he is taking all the trouser talk - and his assets - in his stride.
"But whatever. I guess it's better than being called out for the opposite," he joked.