Jon Hamm Says Social Media Is ‘the Visual Equivalent of Masturbating’

“There’s no point other than immediate gratification,” the “Mad Men” star told InStyle about posting selfies

Jon Hamm is definitely not a fan of social media, as he made clear during an interview with InStyle on Friday. Unlike many Hollywood figures, the “Mad Men” alum does not have a social media presence — and he intends to keep it that way.

“The point of life is not to put dog ears on yourself and post it online for everyone to see,” Hamm said, referencing Snapchat’s popular filters. “It’s fun, it’s adorable, but it’s the visual equivalent of masturbating — there’s no point other than immediate gratification.”

The 46-year-old actor, who split in 2015 from Jennifer Westfeldt, his partner of 18 years, also said during the interview that he does not particularly enjoy being single.

“It’s hard to be single after being together for a long time,” he said. It’s really hard. It sucks.”

Hamm, who appears in this summer’s “Baby Driver,” said he would rather be part of a beloved project that touches the zeitgeist like “Mad Men” than become the world’s biggest A-lister.

“We all want to be involved in something that takes hold of the culture and makes people sit up and say, ‘Hey, that’s interesting,'” he said. “Actually, that’s all I ever wanted. I never wanted to be a Tom Cruise type of megastar.”