Tom Hardy kissed a pit bull puppy on the mouth at a premiere: cute or gross?


Here are some photos from last night’s New York premiere of The Drop, with Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and at least one puppy. OF COURSE they brought a puppy to the red carpet. Of course Tom had to kiss the puppy on the mouth and pose with the puppy. Tom is obviously trying to ensure that all of us love him terribly.

What’s the general consensus on kissing a dog on the mouth? My dog and I have been housemates and BFFs for years and years but I don’t kiss him on the mouth. And he’s started to do this weird thing when I kiss him on the top of his puppy head – he lifts up his paws and tries to wipe off my kiss. My dog is embarrassed by me?! So, yeah, no mouth-to-mouth puppy kisses because my dog thinks I’m an uncool mom. I’m not grossed out by mouth-to-mouth kissing with a dog for other people, but I draw the line at sloppy French kissing a dog (this pit bull puppy is trying to French kiss Tom). Incidentally, one of my mom’s cats is one of those kitties who likes to get as close as possible to your face, only Susie has added a new thing: she literally tries to lick my eyeballs. I don’t get it.

Anyway, back to these photos… Noomi Rapace was on hand as well. The guy with her in Michael R. Roskam. Is that her lover? He’s pretty hot. Noomi is wearing Lanvin and I think she looks like a total mess. It’s not just the (lack of) eyebrows: it’s the trashy blonde hair.




Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. LadyMTL says:

    I don’t mind if my cat licks me (or my dog, when I was younger and had one) on the face / eyes / hair / nose / etc but I draw the line at the mouth. I’m sorry, I just find it’s gross.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:


    • Sixer says:

      I think cats are even more unhygienic than dogs, aren’t they?

      I think it’s both cute and gross. And most animal owners would probably agree but a sizable percentage (including me!) of them let their pets do it anyway.

      My older cat likes to eat my hair. He sits on the back of the sofa where I usually sit, lurking and waiting, just so he gets to chew a bit of hair when I sit down. I’ve given up bothering to bat him away but I know it’s a bit eurgh really.

      • mimif says:

        How much hair do you have left Sixer? It took me a while to realize that I was going bald because my kitten was chewing on my hair at night. As in, huge clumps of hair left on the pillow in the morning. Bad kitty, bald lady.

      • Sixer says:

        Blimey! Not that bad! Clearly, it’s a cat thing then?!

      • LadyMTL says:

        My cat never had a hair thing, thankfully. He likes to sit in my bed riiiiight next to my pillow, so when I wake up I often get the scare of my life. Other than that, he’s a pretty great cat for a 14 year old furball, lol. If he does try to lick me it’s generally my fingers, because I’ve eaten something he wants to taste. 😛

      • HoolooPie says:

        Not buying that cats are more unhygienic. Nothing can be grosser than an animal that eats poop – its own and others’. Dogs are just downright disgusting.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        My older kitty is a big-time licker. She’ll lick your face if you let her but mostly she just licks hands, arms, and legs.

        I love dogs, but dogs do gross things to other dogs that cats simply don’t do. I’m not convinced that dogs are cleaner than cats, not even a little bit.

      • Sixer says:

        I don’t know where I got it from, but I have it in my head that cat saliva is the worst of the worst in terms of bacteria/general filthiness. I could well be wrong!

      • Chris2 says:

        Naturally I agree, cats are cleaner! Just re licking…. I am convinced now that mine, at least, lick to communicate, as well as other obvious reasons.
        Mine will lick me at moments that could call for a ‘thank you’…..such as a ten-minute stroking session, or during the daily brushing. The youngest will bound up to the matriarch and messy give her a perfunctory lick, as though in obeisance, and then charge off to climb curtains.
        Yikes, fell into cat-chat quicksand…..sorry 😉

      • mayamae says:

        Sixer, maybe you’re thinking of cat bites. I’ve cared for patients who’ve almost lost their hands to massive infections originating in cat bites. Of course a dog can kill you by tearing you apart, but a cat can do it slow and insidiously. And I’m sure they love it.

      • Chris2 says:

        Could be about allergies: cats’ ‘dander’, or ( I suppose?) spittle on their hyper-licked fur is what makes it potentially allergenic. At least that’s what an allergy-identifying doc once told me. (Thank FURQUE it proved not to irritate me…..I’d have put up with it, I know!)

  2. QQ says:


    sorry I Had a dog mom moment

    Ahh Puppykisses

    Errm WTF is Noomi Rapace doing dressed as Ivanna Trump Halloween Costume?

  3. Lady Macbeth says:

    Cute but not very hygienic, sorry!

  4. Brin says:


  5. Sam says:

    Kissing puppy? Fine. But the hand placement in that last photo is a little….awkward.

  6. Anony says:

    No less hygienic than kissing that hot dude at the bar that bought you a drink….

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      Actually the hot guy is not able to lick his own anus several times per hour :p

      • Jaderu says:

        Depends on the bar.

      • don't kill me i'm french says:


      • Chris2 says:

        That’s today’s best! Hahaha!!

        Kissing pitbulls…..dangerous I’d think. Brave anyway. Remember when Martha Stewart was bitten by her adored and usualling adoring wee bulldog?
        My cats make it clear that, even more than nosekissing, they dig it if I blow steadily into their nostrils. Yep. It reminds me of the shady guy on R&M’s Laugh-In who’d say ‘Blow in my ear and I’ll follow you anywhere.’ ( or maybe that was Goldie?)

      • andypandy says:

        @Jaderu….BWA HAH HAH too funny
        @dontkill French
        Agreed quickest way to get on my do not date list is a dog kisser and I love pets but there are boundaries dunno maybe different cultures
        Also on my no pot luck list people who play with their dogs in the kitchen , while preparing food and Ugh don’t have a separate doggy bowl the dog licks or eats out the plates that the people use err No just No !

      • HoolooPie says:

        @andypandy – Oh, I know! I’ve never understood people who think animals + kitchen is a good idea! Even those letting the cat traipse across the countertops, then two seconds later they lay out bread to start making a sandwich right on the very same surface! It’s all fine if they want to keep that mess contained in the home, but when fixing food for others? NO WAY.

      • msw says:

        Pit bulls are very docile. Don’t believe the hype. Any dog can have a weird, out of character moment, because it’s an animal. It happens with other breeds all the time. It just doesn’t get as much attention if you say it was a golden retriever. Also, pit bulls get the “one drop” thing applied to them all the time. It isn’t even really a breed, it is a classification which refers to a broad group of specific feature from various bully breeds. A lot of dogs are called “pit bulls” even if they’re not, or have some pit features even if they are 75% lab.

  7. lem says:

    please please please tell me noomi looks like that for a role…

  8. Anony says:

    Also less likely to transmit the herp…

  9. Zigggy says:


  10. Penelope says:

    It is unhygienic but I must confess that my pit bull mix just loves to kiss me all over my face and I welcome it. 🙂

    And Tom Hardy is pure hotness with this lovely dog!!

    • Rae says:

      My dog is not allowed to lick me at all. It’s twofold, one, I think it’s gross, two, the saliva actually causes a rash. When he was younger, it was hard to dodge the tongue, but he learned pretty quickly. Now he just sticks his tongue out and pretends like he’s licking me. And he seizes every opportunity to lick the unsuspecting.

      • HoolooPie says:

        Curious – do you try to stop the dog from catching people off-guard? I can’t imagine many would be pleased with doggy tongue slurping them unexpectedly, especially anywhere near the face. Not directed toward you in particular, but I just have no understanding (or patience) for people who do not teach their animals how to behave around others, or who don’t understand that not everyone is into gross displays of behavior. I’ve had to stop visiting people because they think it’s cute, rather than disturbing and annoying, to allow the dog to jump up on people walking through the door, or to sit under the table chewing on people’s feet, or always trying to hump someone’s leg.

      • Rae says:

        I always try to keep my dog away from people until he calms down. He is just beside himself with joy whenever he sees anyone, really. But he’s a super friendly dog, and people, dog lovers especially, have a tendency to get right in his face to say hello when they meet him. I warn them that he will go right for the face, but they either don’t listen or don’t care. The vets office is probably where his worst offenses occur, but I think that’s probably a hazard of their trade.

        Licking is also a fear reaction. When animals are scared or anxious, they will lick the person causing the reaction in an attempt to diffuse what they consider a tense situation.

      • I let my bearded collie lick my face, I nose kiss…every once in a while a little tongue accidentally slips in. You know….as you do…

        Someday maybe I’ll get a worm or something, but I don’t care. He’s just so cute.

        Oh, and I’m a nurse, so its totally ok….

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “they will lick the person causing the reaction in an attempt to diffuse what they consider a tense situation. ”

        If I’m crying my dog will run up and lick my face. I always say that she loves the taste of my pain.

    • mayamae says:

      @Penelope, I think there’s no puppy cuter than a pitbull puppy. I have an AmStaff (close cousin) and she is an insane licker. In fact, licking soothes her and calms her down. I’m very tolerant of foot or leg, but no face licking. In return, I do kiss her on her closed mouth or nose and she knows not to sneak in a lick.

      • ol cranky says:

        my staffy mix definitely has a licker problem too.

        all my dogs and most of my fosters lick me, often on the face. I confess, I will kiss them on their faces too (but not if I’ve just seen them licking their own or anyone else’s butt or crotch)

      • mayamae says:

        Well, we do have to draw the line somewhere 😉

  11. Jen says:

    seriously? perfectly fine! lucky pooch

  12. Lonnie Tinks says:

    every part of this is fine by me. I smooch my dogs ALL the time, it is one of my favorite things!

  13. bns says:

    I always kiss my dogs on the mouth. Whatever.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me, too. I can totally understand why people think it’s gross, but it just doesn’t bother me. The only thing I don’t like is when her tongue accidentally goes up my nose. We call it “nostrilla” and it’s not a great feeling.

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        Do you never think about it as he/she is cleaning its own anus with vigor? -serious question. I remind my kids when the cats lick their summer crew -cutted heads.
        “That’s a crusty butt tongue” I’ll say to them. Ugh.

      • chloeee says:

        Yeah it doesn’t bother me. If he’s fresh off the butt lick its a different story but I welcome puppy kisses. My pit mix loves kisses and cuddles. It’s kind of stupid how much he loves them actually. I have been the victim of unfortunate timing and had the dog manage to catch the inside of my mouth on a lick. That was gross. But funny.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Well, it’s not like I French kiss her or anything. I have my lips closed and she just licks my face, and sometimes hits my lips. But thanks for the visual. Lol

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I am in the same boat, GNAT. I let my pup kiss my chin, but every once in a while she stabs my nostril with her tongue…I always joke that she is trying to lick my brain. It burns like getting water up my nose.

        My dog and I have been close ever since the first night, when she crawled up on my shoulder when I sat on the couch, and fell asleep with her little puppy head under my chin. I could not resist the little ball of warmth and affection.

    • Nance says:

      My dog always try to lick me on the mouth and sometimes I tolerate it, but my dog is huge and sometimes I cannot breathe when he does that.

      Personnally, I prefer kissing my dogs on the nose or the head, but I don’t find gross people kissing their dog on the mouth.

  14. Ben Dover says:

    Wow thats awkward. Dude is desperate for fan mail.

  15. Elena says:

    Your dog isn’t ashamed of you or anything. Dogs tend to use their “kisses” to show respect to their owners and they won’t usually accept being kissed back because they consider you their authority. It’s this lengthy article I read, but I don’t remember it all, lol.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      That’s interesting. I wish I could describe the look my cat gives me when I kiss his head. He tolerates it, but he just looks so confused as to why I find it necessary, and rather disapproving of the whole embarrassing ritual. But that’s cats.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Haha, I kiss my brother’s cat (MY cat) all the time. I usually pick her up, start petting her, and then kiss her on the side of the mouth. She usually gives me an annoyed look, and slits her eyes at me……..and when she really doesn’t want me holding her, she starts whining, so I put her down.

        The only time she tries to kiss me is after I give her tuna. You should’ve seen it–she ran out of food, so I gave her a pack of tuna……right after that, she hops into my LAP, and starts purring and licking my arm. She was fat and happy…she went to sleep, haha.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Tuna is the way to a kitty’s heart, VC!
        My older cat gets the all the juice from the can and my kitten gets pieces of the tuna itself.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Aw, so cute. I think I’ll go give my cat some tuna.

  16. greenmonster says:

    puppies+kisses=cute… always!

    • JudyK says:

      Always. Totally agree. Nothing sweeter than puppy breath.

      I have both cats and dogs and I kiss them all the time (not on the mouth). Nothing wrong w/ a puppy kiss on the mouth if the pup’s tongue stays in its mouth. 🙂

  17. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I love him so much.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I can see why. I love him, too. More like a son, though, so you don’t need to hurt me or start thinking of retribution.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Kitten–I love me some Hardydong, but while my man Liam is around, you aren’t gonna have to shank me. But just for this post, I’m gonna watch The Take. If you haven’t seen it, Kitten–you need to grab a bowl and a pipe, and settle down—it’s AWESOME. And the Hardy is a creepy, violent skeeze, but I still love him in this.

      I’ll never forget the first movie I saw him in–Bronson. I laughed throughout the entire movie.

  18. Chicagogurl says:

    My 6 month old pup has started licking my face recently and I adore his puppy kisses.

  19. Grant says:

    I kind of like Noomi’s hair. It’s the lack of eyebrows that makes her look nuts.

  20. Reece says:

    I am in love with this dog. That face in the 2nd pic! *dies*

  21. RobN says:

    A world that frowns on puppy kisses is a world I don’t want to live in. The whole world is a cesspool of bacteria and crap; if I’m going to be covered in it anyway, I’d rather it came from my dogs.

    • Sojourner says:

      Yep. I really don’t give two shits what my dog just ate or smelled or licked (though I don’t think he’s capable of reaching his anus) – he can kiss my lips any time he wants. (He’s actually pretty stingy with his kisses – he’s a schnauzer.) The way I see it, his cuteness disinfects everything.

  22. Lara says:

    We have that breed of dog as our family dog (exact same colouring as well) and you have to beg her for a kiss and when she finally gives you a lick she looks at you in disgust. Unless of course you tell her to lick my brothers ears and then it’s the best thing that has ever happened to her. Damn I miss my dog.

  23. Britt says:

    Michael R. Roskam is not her lover, he’s the director of ‘The Drop’.

  24. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Haha–I’m a total dog kisser. In my defense, my dog is freaking adorable. And very sweet. But she’s greedy (seriously), so she only tries to kiss me back if she smell food on my breath. To mess with her, I used to eat something, and then blow my breath into her face while she was sleeping (which is ALWAYS), and then she’d open her eyes, one by one, and jump out of her bed.

  25. Susan Keogh says:

    I think it’s cute. I love animals and so does Tom. I’d rather be kissed by an animal than most people I know. LOL

  26. msw says:

    In my experience, this is something pibbles especially seem to have a problem with (controlling their lickers). My girl goes straight for my mouth all the time. Drives me crazy, but she does it out of love 🙂

    And who is in the photo? All I’m looking at is the little squishy.

  27. Amy says:

    Awwwe this thread is making me miss my puppy. We had to put him to sleep in July, he had cancer. 🙁 He was old though, just turned 15. I would give anything to feel his licks again (except when he was trying to taste my lotion on my legs!). I especially loved the way he’d burrow his head by bending down to let me scratch his neck whenever I came home from work.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I’m so sorry. It hurts like hell.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I am so sorry to hear that, Amy. 15 years is a long life for a dog, and it sounds like he spent that time in a loving home with a loving family.

  28. Anguishedcorn says:

    My pitty LOVES to lick, and she’ll do a sneak attack and end up planting one on your mouth no matter how much you don’t want her to. That puppy is pulling the same moves.

  29. NEENAZEE says:

    Love from a puppy or kitten is amazing and heartwarming and you can’t always control where it lands!
    As for Noomi… everything is such a mess and out of sync, well, let’s just hope it’s for a role.

  30. Ana says:

    Kissing a dog on the mouth, especially a puppy, willl never be disgusting. 🙂

    And for those afraid of catching something, I never have in 17 years. Not even when my white cell count was at its lowest.

  31. Chelly says:

    Haha at “it’s dangerous”. Just bc its a pit? Really? My pit is 6 yrs old & has never attacked a person or another animal for that matter. She’s the friendliest, most loveable dog ever. So tired of the stigma these poor dogs have attached to them. And btw, never has she eaten her own or any others poop. I dont allow her to lick my face but i do believe that pits are just naturally excitable & love to lick & jump on people. I love when celebs & others build the breed up instead of the vast majority of “know-it-alls” who know nothing at all demonizing them. Just love