Film critic Drew McWeeny is probably off Tom Hardy's Christmas card list after going on a Twitter rant about the actor not showing up for an interview. Hardy could have ignored the abuse. He surely has better things to do with his time than respond to a miffed journalist - like stop in to a dog shelter, or practice his dubsmashing. But the actor chose to respond to McWeeny's name-calling ("delicate f*cking flower," "spoiled baby") with a letter explaining why the interview never happened (somebody at Fox told McWeeny that Hardy was asleep - in fact, he didn't even know there was a journalist waiting to speak to him.) "Who knows what to trust my friend," Hardy writes, "but I do know the cancellation was definitely not made by myself. Resisting the urge to dare you to say what you 'rant tweeted' so publicly, to my face next time we meet, which I doubt you have the balls to do; I want to apologise regardless on behalf of those that misled the both of us. That isn’t cool. At all. Neither were your tweets. But that’s by the by."
Hardy goes on to thank McWeeny for privately emailing him an apology. It's a very nice, respectful, and classy gesture from Hardy, while still managing to convey the message: I can't believe you called me an asshole when I did nothing wrong. [puts on knuckledusters] I mean, blimey, I'm just an actor! [picks up pliers] But that said, if I was you, mate, I'd avoid calling round my manor for a bit because I'm mighty miffed, and what you did was well out of order. [puts away pliers and knuckledusters; opts for power drill instead]. If McWeeny wants to get back in Hardy's good books, he might want to consider adopting some dogs. Lots and lots of dogs. [EDIT: Since originally writing this, it has come to light that McWeeny never sent Hardy any emails, so the mystery deepens. Either way, it's an excuse to Google the words Hardy McWeeny, for which we should all be thankful. It's a Christmas Miracle!]
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