Jeremy Renner joins the growing list of actors to express an extreme distaste for the Kardashians.
In a recent interview with the U.K. paper The Guardian, the "Bourne Legacy" star claimed that he never wanted to be famous, and while discussing the pitfalls of fame he unleashed his disdain for the reality TV family.
When the Kardashian name was mentioned by the interviewer, Renner reportedly rolled his eyes and then called them "ridiculous people with zero talent who spend their lives making sure everyone knows their name," adding that they are "stupid, stupid people."
As popular as the Kardashians are with their combined 41.7 million Twitter followers, multiple reality series and countless branded products, they have found few fans in Hollywood -- in fact, many actors seem to resent their very existence.
British actor Daniel Craig kicked off the Kardashian bashing in November 2011, expressing his anger to British GQ. Craig said that the Kardashians behave like "f*cking [idiots] on television" and then are rewarded with millions of dollars.
Likewise, actor Jonah Hill followed Craig's lead and told The Huffington Post in December, "The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like 'Mad Men' is disgusting. It's super disgusting to be a part of that culture."
It turned out that "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm himself shared Hill's sentiments and didn't hold back in an interview with Elle U.K., telling the magazine:
"Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly. Incuriousness has become cool… It’s celebrated. It doesn’t make sense to me."
The Kardashians know they aren't a favorite among serious actors, but they aren't OK with being called stupid either. Following Hamm's remarks, 31-year-old Kim responded via Twitter:
"I just heard about the comment Jon Hamm made about me in an interview. I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life. We’re all working hard and we all have to respect one another. Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, 'stupid,' is in my opinion careless."
So far, none of the Kardashians has commented on Renner's remarks.