• Tue, May 22 2012

Tom Hardy Wins ‘Celebrity Of The Month’ Award For Anonymously Responding To Internet Commenters

Tom Hardy responds anonymously to Internet commenters Mad Max remake beardWhen you think of celebrities with online presences, most likely you envision Rihanna posting makeup-free photos to her Instagram account or Justin Bieber tweeting about his snake Johnson. But the internet is infinite, and there are stars who have explored corners other than Twitter. Take Tom Hardy, who is my new favorite person because I just learned that not only does he read blog posts about him, but he sometimes responds anonymously to his detractors!

This revelation came about when he was talking to Vulture about growing out a huge beard for the upcoming Mad Max remake. He said that over the five months it’s taken to cultivate his epic facial hair, he’s been trimming it based on the reactions he’s encountered online. Then came this exchange:

Which people?
Oh, I’m a terrible reader of the Internet and stuff like that.

And you read what people say about you?
Yeah, ’cause in my head, I’m still not famous. It’s like, “Hey, I’m on this site!” Or [to my fiancée], “Look at what we were wearing last night! And everyone says you look great.” And then someone will say, “Tom Hardy is a cunt because … ” What? WHAT?

And then do you reply anonymously?
Yes, sometimes! Wouldn’t you? Sometimes no one’s defending my corner! And then what you find — I’ve done it before — is that it’s a forest fire that you can’t put out. It’s like [when commenters say], ”Is he gay? Isn’t he gay?” Does it matter? Does it actually?

TELL ME HE HAS A REDDIT ACCOUNT. I’m just envisioning Tom Hardy putting the smackdown on internet trolls; truly, not a single fuck is given when he decides to check his Google Alerts and then set people straight. There’s something really cool about him doing it anonymously, a) because no one in this day and age relies on screen names unless they’re assholes, and b) because he doesn’t feel like he needs to brand his name on it like obnoxious celebrity tweeters. He’ll say his peace, and if you take him seriously good for you, but if not it’s no skin off his nose. Big ups to this guy.

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  • Maggie

    As if we needed another reason to drool over Tom Hardy… Boy is ridiculously sexy.

    • tom

      maybe this reason, ive just swift flown in as the clever crow to say to u guys thank you :) and many thanks x

  • sassy1985

    You know when you are meant to be with someone………yeah that (but not in a stalker way) ;)

    • tom

      lol ;) x

  • oya

    Mr.Hardy seems like an interesting person,and cute too….

    • tom

      thanks ; ).

  • Rachel

    In an alternate universe I am married to this man

  • Audrey

    Fantastic actor! And my god is he beautiful

  • Anu

    I am head over heels in love with Tom………i really wish i could meet him someday.I admire him a lot ,especially after watching Warrior…

  • George

    well done Tom.well done.brilliant in Warrior

  • Joel from Texas

    Oh Tom Hardy is my favorite actor!!! I first saw him in Warrior and his performance was just AMAZING!!! After watching Warrior I started looking at his other works, and came across Stewart, a Life Backwards, and I was WOWED again!!! haha
    I wish I could meet him one day and just hang out for an entire day!!! No homo! haha but he just seems like an awesome person! : )
    His range of characters makes me want to be an actor, but my mug would never make it onto the big screen. :/ I would just love to immerse myself into a character in a film though. I’ll just live vicariously though Mr. Tom Hardy. :)
    Can’t wait to see your future projects!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.babb.5 Lisa Babb

    This really made me laugh. The way the word c**t must roll off of his beautiful british tongue. I love it.

  • Emily

    You are far from a cunt, my friend. You have so many amazing fans who love and support you! God he is so awesome

  • Luciie

    Obviously isn’t the real him messaging back just like on twitter :/ as gorgeous as he is he isn’t going to waste his time lol

  • Gina Deya

    So he likes brunettes huh huh lol ;-)