Who doesn’t love Sam Smith?!
Well, we’ll get to that.
But instead of just putting his trolls on blast, he did something even better!
This genuinely doesn’t offend me, coz I’m way too tick skinned when it comes to this kind of shit. BUT I just wanted to share this with everyone, so you can see how homophobia is still SO PRESENT in our society!!A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Aug 11, 2015 at 4:02pm PDT
Well said, Sam!
The British cutie shared the image with his 4.5 million followers not only to call out the particular troll, but also to show that there is still a lot of ignorance out there in the world. Whomp, whomp.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the Lay Me Down singer’s first time dealing with the offensive slur. In fact, the 23-year-old revealed back in March that he dealt with bullies in his past, especially as his fellow peers used to call him “f*ggot.” Whoa.
Nonetheless, Sam also relayed how he overcame the torment in his youth.
“I came out at the end of year seven when I was 11. That shut a lot of the bullies up. I also made friends with some really nice girls and was singing. I’d like to think I was a nice person and people respected me at my school.”
The talented musician even shared that he was once the victim of a homophobic assault when he first moved to London. How sad.
Regardless, it seems everything is now on the up-and-up for Sam and it appears that the performer is looking to use his recent fame to be a role model for the gay community.
Bravo! Keep doing you, Sam — we think you’re SLAYING it right now!
[Image via Instagram.]