Remember these hilarious pics of "Mad Max?"

Yes, yes, we all had a good laugh.

Because there were also these:

On the list of awkward social media detritus that might be found on a newly catapulted celebrity, this is all pretty cute. Since Mad Max: Fury Road was so wildly popular, with its titular character played by a granite jawed badass, circulating Tom Hardy's pre-fame flab has been a fun pastime for the Internet. So far he's allowed us our kicks without a peep, but he's finally come out with a statement in a Sky News interview on Tiny Whitey Gate:

Sources: Sky News