On the internet everything is potentially eternal -- especially humiliating celeb photo fare -- so when Tom Hardy became a super famous international star and tried to delete his secondhand embarrassing old MySpace profile ... well, it was already too late.
Chances are, he'd probably just forgotten about the account on his way to the top and let it linger just long enough for the web to do its worst and parade the slew of selfies, which feature the British actor in his undies and other facepalmy situations, for all the world to see.
But is he embarrassed by them now? Hell to the no. In fact, he's pretty proud of what he was working with in the images.
The Independent quotes him as saying he's got "no shame" about the revealing pics, "especially the one of me in my underpants which is a glorious photo of a man in his natural habitat." Which makes sense because why else would he have posted 'em in the first place, class?
He went on to describe the exact photo he was referring to there because, as anyone who's seen the images well knows, there was more than one shot of him in his skivvies going around.
"In my tighty-whitey budgie smugglers," described the "Legend" star -- which must mean THIS.
As for why exactly he's got no shame in his drawers game, his reasons are pretty solid.
"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."
And if that wasn't mic drop enough, Tom Hardy added a little note of body positivity to the mix, saying, "I might not be an Adonis, but I like to think of myself as an Adonis in that photo."
On that note, then, we'll close with another angle of Tom in his itty bitty budgie smugglers because you heard the man. He's cool with it.