When Joan (Christina Hendricks) agreed to go in on a "business deal" to seal the Jaguar deal for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce that involved prostitution, "Mad Men" fans were outraged.

But Joan's actions had raised eyebrows before. What was it about this particular incident that caused fans to turn their backs on her?

"She would say things to Peggy, or to Paul, or do things that you wouldn’t necessarily approve of, but I think people could be, like, 'Well, sometimes I do bitchy things too,'" Hendricks said in an interview with The Daily Beast. "They do identify with her, and so this is maybe a step too far for them?"

While Joan may have crossed the line, Hendricks is the first to shed light on the times and point out how little power women had in the '60s.

"It’s not fair to compare the situation to 2012, but people can’t help it because that’s where we live," Hendricks continued. "And that’s what we do, and that’s who we are. We get emotional, thinking, 'I would never do that. I can’t believe it.' Well, you would never do it now."

Fans can be as anti-Joan as they want, but her character isn't going anywhere. According to THR, Hendricks is in talks for a two-year "Mad Men" deal that would keep her with the series through Season 7.

Two more seasons of Joan? One can only imagine what she'll do next.

For more, head over to The Daily Beast.

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  • Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss"

    Meredith (Stephanie Drake) and Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks)

  • Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss"

    Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Roger Sterling (Jon Slattery)

  • Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss"

    Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss)

  • Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss"

    Megan Draper (Jessica Pare)

  • Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss"

    Megan Draper (Jessica Pare)

  • Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss"

    Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Roger Sterling (John Slattery) and Lane Pryce (Jared Harris)

  • Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss"

    Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) and Betram Cooper (Robert Morse)

  • Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss"

    Don Draper (Jon Hamm)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: Tea Leaves

    Henry Francis (Christopher Stanley)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Henry Francis (Christopher Stanley) and Betty Francis (January Jones)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Betty Francis (January Jones)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Cecilia (Mari Weiss)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) and Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Raymond Geiger (John Sloman) and Alice Geiger (Robin Pearson Rose)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Betty Francis (January Jones), Joyce Darling (Adria Tennor), and Cecilia (Mari Weiss)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Betty Francis (January Jones), and Joyce Darling (Adria Tennor)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss)

  • Season 5, Episode 2: "Tea Leaves"

    Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Dawn Chambers (Teyonah Parris)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Dawn Chambers (Teyonah Parris)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Dawn Chambers (Teyonah Parris) and Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Greg Harris (Samuel Page), Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Gail Holloway (Christine Estabrook)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Greg Harris (Samuel Page), Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Gail Holloway (Christine Estabrook)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Gail Holloway (Christine Estabrook)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Gail Holloway (Christine Estabrook)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Jon Hamm (Don Draper) and Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman)

  • Season 5, Episode 3: "Mystery Date"

    Greg Harris (Samuel Page)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser), Jenny Gunther (Amanda Bauer)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) and Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Lane Pryce (Jared Harris)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Roger Sterling (John Slattery), Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) and Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Trudy Campbell (Alison Brie)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Trudy Campbell (Alison Brie)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Trudy Campbell (Alison Brie)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Cynthia Cosgrove (Laria Oleynik), Trudy Campbell (Alison Brie), Megan Draper (Jessica Pare), Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser), and Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) and Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton)

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Cynthia Cosgrove (Laria Oleynik), Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Trudy Campbell (Alison Brie).

  • Season 5, Episode 4: "Signal 30"

    Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser), Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton), Don Draper (Jon Hamm) Cynthia Campbell (Larisa Oleynik), Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Trudy Campbell (Alison Brie)

  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Far Away Places"

    Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm)

  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Far Away Places"

    Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Don Draper (Jon Hamm)

  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Far Away Places"

    Megan Draper (Jessica Pare)

  • Season 5, Episode 5: "Far Away Places"

    Don Draper (Jon Hamm)

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