The Internet is such as a wonderful place. But at the same time, it’s a place where potential danger lurks because what goes online, stays online forever.

Mad Max: Fury Road” star Tom Hardy learnt it the hard way when some of his mega fans discovered a bunch of old and slightly NSFW photos that he posted on his personal MySpace page years ago.

Yes, we are talking about these:


*(and this)

As seen in the photos, Hardy showcased his goofy and carefree attitude by rockin’ a Speedo, wearing wigs, and pouting while posing for photos. There were some selfies, but some photos were taken by someone else (or perhaps by himself with a camera self-timer).

Similar to these celebs’ cringe-worthy photos, Hardy’s photos quickly turned into Internet gold after they’ve re-emerged online, with i100 and Buzzfeed paying tribute to them earlier this year.

Tom Hardy attends "The Drop" premiere on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP via THR.

But, in a surprising turn of events, Hardy is hardly embarrassed about these photos that he posted on his now-deleted MySpace profile during his pre-fame days.

During an interview with UK’s Sky News, he said, “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.”

He also said:

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,” the 37-year-old English actor proudly exclaimed.


If Hardy’s statement has proven anything, it’s the fact that he really couldn’t care less about what you think about him. Because he’s fabulous like this:

Tom Hardy MySpace Selfie

Meanwhile, Tom Hardy will next been seen in Brian Helgeland’s “Legend” playing both Kray Twins, as well as alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant“. 

Sources: Sky News via THR, Buzzfeed.

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