Like All of Us, Tom Hardy Had Embarrassing MySpace Photos, But Unlike All of Us, He Has ‘No Shame’ About Them
— Benjamin Lee (@benfraserlee) May 18, 2015
Before Facebook came and stomped all over the social media game, there was a sweet, adorable site that we all used called MySpace. MySpace was THE place to post your cutest selfies, favorite inspirational quotes, and rank your friends in a specific order on your Top 8. You could list your favorite movies, books, and TV shows, and let the world know your body type (“a little more to love?”). You could even announce to the world if you ever wanted children (“love kids, but not for me.”) It was basically an online glimpse into your SOUL.
Of course, we were also taught in school that if you put something on the Internet, it can always come back to haunt you. It never really goes away, they'd say. But when MySpace lost its cache due to various other forms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, et al.) it seemed as if all those old selfies, inspirational quotes, and Tila Tequila disappeared into the Internet abyss, never to be found again.
Unless you become famous or run for office, in which case, all bets are off. Tom Hardy is learning that the hard way after his old MySpace selfies resurfaced. He's a serious, well-respected actor (and seems like a BAMF to boot) and even he couldn't resist snapping photos of his sexy bod to show off his duckface and trucker hat.
I'm so so so so glad Tom Hardy had a myspace and uploaded terrible pictures of himself to it. pic.twitter.com/9vVelhqZ
— Diandra (@diandrasharline) December 23, 2012
Tom also showed us the #deeperside to him by posting quotes like: “My head is like a dangerous neighbourhood I should never be in it without an appropriate adult. Left to my own devices I’ll crash the motor,” and, “I am a goldfish walking through a desert.” ~so deep~
In an interview with Sky News, Tom was asked about his old social media postings, and he had this to say:
“I've got no shame about my MySpace photos, especially the one of me in my underpants which is a glorious photo of a man in his natural habitat.
“In my tighty-whitey budgie smugglers. In America, they say ‘you should be ashamed of this’ but I’m actually not remotely ashamed – that is me in my natural habitat, thank you.
“I might not be an Adonis, but I like to think of myself as an Adonis in that photo.”
Tom, I'd like to say on behalf of America, that you are a treasure. The term “tighty-whitey budgie smugglers” is everything I never knew I needed.
Another gratuitous Tom Hardy MySpace picture pic.twitter.com/i2oCLJj8zX
— Alex (@AlexEtchells) November 21, 2013