January Jones feels her 'Mad Men' character is ''harshly'' judged.

The actress plays the feisty Betty Draper in the hit show and she says the fans' reaction to her actions as been unfair because Betty's husband Don Draper spent most of their marriage having affairs,

Speaking of Betty's fling with another man,January said: ''She's judged so harshly. I remember, at the end of season two, she had that random affair in a bar, and the reaction was, 'How could she she have an affair? How could she do that to Don?' I was like, 'Do you watch the show?'

''I mean the guy has been sleeping with so many other women, talking to Betty's therapist behind her back and all these things... Betty finally gets hers in a bar, and it's like, 'What?' ''

Betty has also faced criticism for her mothering skills - especially when she slapped her daughter - and January admits the audience is now becoming scared of Betty as the 1960s Drama goes on.

She told Culture magazine: ''I used to have more people come up to me in series one and two, and they were a bit more sympathetic to Betty. I guess when she was more internal with her feelings, you pitied her more. Lately, though, the fans are scared of Betty a bit more - most people are just shielding me from their children.''