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    Posted on Sep 18, 2015

    Tom Hardy Explained Why He Shut Down That Reporter Who Asked About His Sexuality

    Never stop, Tom.

    So remember how Tom Hardy totally SHUT DOWN that reporter who tried to question him about his sexuality?

    If you don't, here's a brief rundown. During a press conference for his new film, Legend, a reporter asked Tom Hardy about his "ambiguous" sexuality. Tom was basically like, "WHAT'S GOOD?"

    Well he didn't stop there. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tom explained just why he was so offended with the reporter's question:

    That really, really annoyed me. It was just the inelegance of being asked in a room full of people. […] Now I'm happy to have a conversation, a discussion, at a reasonable time about anything. I'm confident in my own sexuality, and I'm also confident in my own being and talking about any issue you want to talk about it. But there is a time and a place for that.

    I found it very humiliating for somebody to decide that on his dime and his time, to openly and inelegantly pursue a line of questioning which I could only sense at the moment — which was quite awkward — that it was zeroing in on a reaction from me that would become a topic of discussion that had nothing to do really, really to do with what was there.


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    Tom also said, "It's so important to the LGBT [community] that people actually feel safe about their sexuality and are able to speak freely and not be stigmatized or feel like they are being pointed out."

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    "Why point me out, assuming that I'm gay because I'm ambiguous about it, which I'm very clear if you look into what I've said in the past," he continued:

    I'm quite sensitive and I feel like I've let people down for something that I actually didn't ask for, for something that's important to a lot of people. Should I come out of the closet when I'm not in one? I ought to maybe come out of the closet, even though that's a lie, to do the right thing. Or, if I say no, then I'm homophobic? Bless [the reporter], he's young. But at the same time, it left me feeling like I have to do something about that. And it's like why? Whose business is it anyway and isn't that the point?

    For the record, Tom reportedly has said, "I’ve played with everything and everyone. But I’m not into men sexually."

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    Keep on being you, Tom.

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