Tom Hardy Pens Open Letter To Journalist Who CRITICISED Him Online

Actor TOM HARDY has penned an open letter to a journalist who criticised him for cancelling an interview, insisting he was unaware of the meeting.

Tom Hardy

Hitfix’s Drew McWeeny took to last week (ends18Dec15) to blast The Dark Knight Rises star for reportedly acting like “a spoiled baby” and only granting a small number of press interviews for his new movie The Revenant.

“I’ll say it: Tom Hardy should stop doing junkets,” McWeeny wrote on the social media site. “He’s terrible at them, and he makes it impossible for anyone to do their jobs. F**k him…

“I’ve seen Tom Hardy make publicists cry. He chose to take a nap during my scheduled time in Toronto. Today’s REVENANT junket was a joke. I get it, dude. Being a movie star is a burden. Thanks for making my job impossible because you’re such a delicate f**king flower…”

McWeeny has since apparently tried to make amends with Hardy’s publicists for the Twitter rant, and now the actor himself has addressed the fall out in a public note on a fan website.

“Dear Drew, Thankyou (sic) for your email offering to retract your misdirected anger,” he writes. “I apologise for any part of you having to wait for an interview and then not get one. The truth is we (as I was paired for all interviews that day) were unaware that ANYBODY was waiting. Or even went without a TV interview. Someone somewhere must have thought putting it on me was a lot easier than losing their journalist relations for the ongoing junkets and multiple movies that are pending. I wish I would have napped to be honest.”

The Brit goes on to claim a movie studio executive had told him McWeeny had chosen to leave the junket because it was running late, noting the interview had never actually been cancelled and would have taken place eventually, had he stayed.

Hardy, who is known for his cheeky nature, then challenges McWeeny to criticise him in person in future.

“F**k..,” the actor continues. “Plot thickens… Who knows what to trust my friend, 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.”

“I appreciate your apology of sorts in your emails to and fro which I am happy to openly post,” Hardy adds. “Also as I hope you understand now and which you’ve made very clear in our emails back and forth, your legitimate frustration lies with those who organised the junket; who fed you and I misinformation; not me. Again apologies for the clusterfk (sic). And it’s (sic) knock on effect to your personal life. I appreciate it is a busy time of year for you and your time shouldn’t have been wasted. I never had any intention of causing you any inconveniences at all. Best regards and thanks for calling me an a**hole a lot”.

Tom Hardy

However, McWeeny is disputing Hardy’s claims of a retraction, responding, “Here’s some truth for you: I have never exchanged any e-mails with Tom Hardy. Hmmmm. Guess we can keep those plot twists coming, huh?”

“You want to believe what you want to believe,” he added. “I’m not going to stop you. And I don’t need anyone to pick sides. You’re being very silly”.