On Sunday, Tom Hardy made headlines after he shut down a reporter who awkwardly asked about his sexuality during a press junket for his upcoming film Legend!
The awkward exchange occurred during the Toronto International Film Festival, when a journalist from LGBT news outlet Daily Xtra asked Hardy if he thought it was "hard for celebrities" to publicly talk about their sexualities.
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Tom then shut him down hard, but he wants to be clear on why.
In a new interview, the 38-year-old spoke out about the incident, and he believes "everybody is entitled to the right to privacy" — celebrity or not!
"I'm under no obligation to share anything to do with my family, my children, my sexuality — that's nobody's business but my own. And I don't see how that can have anything to do with what I do as an actor, and it's my own business."
The Brit admitted he felt put on the spot mostly because the question was really asking about HIS sexuality! He explained:
"It's important destigmatizing sexuality and gender inequality in the workplace, but to put a man on the spot in a room full of people designed purely for a salacious reaction? To be quite frank, it's rude."
While the Mad Max: Fury Road star believes that the topic of sexuality would have been an interesting discussion, he says the way the reporter handled the question was "counterproductive to what he stands for!" He added:
"If you felt it was so important for people to feel confident to talk about their sexuality, why would you put somebody on the spot in a room full of people and decide that was the time for them to open up about their sexual ambiguity?"
We think Hardy makes some good points!
After all, he was doing press for his movie, not the history of his love life! (But if he ever did, we'd ask all the questions we could! LOLz!)
Do YOU think Tom was right to handle it this way??
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