On Sunday, Tom Hardy schooled some reporter who awkwardly asked about his sexuality during a press junket for his upcoming film Legend!
It all went down 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. And Tom shut it down HARD. In a SECOND interview, Tom said he believes that “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 talking about HIS sexuality.
“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?”
He was doing press for his movie, not giving everybody a personal presentation about his sex life. Still, that’s kinda what you signed up for, dude.
Do YOU think Tom was right to handle it this way??