Tom Hardy Defends His Old MySpace Photos by Comparing His Penis to a Brightly Colored Pet Bird

MySpace is embarrassing for everyone except Tom Hardy because Tom Hardy is too real.

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MySpace was essentially just a breeding ground for future embarrassment and/or potential blackmail, a seemingly futuristic attempt at connecting with people while also finding the perfect song to have autoplay when people landed on your profile. Just askKim Kardashian. Hell, just ask Justin Timberlake, who actually bought MySpace in 2011 for approximately $35 million.

You should also ask the striking individual in the photos below a thing or two about the potential pitfalls of MySpacery:

Tom Hardy's old MySpace account is the best😂

— Juso (@Juso__Hasanovic) September 7, 2015

In fact, Sky Newsdid exactly that, prompting what is perhaps one of the finest assortment of words ever spoken by an actor:

"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. 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."

As noted by the Cut, the supposed meaning of "budgie" (as in the Hardy description "tighty-whitey budgie smugglers") is simply British slang for a small, brightly colored pet bird. When added to Hardy's habit of bursting into KRS-One b-sides while holding babies and his frequent Dubsmash mastery, this penis bird sentiment finally confirms that Tom Hardy is not only one of our greatest living actors, he's also quite the social media maestro.

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