Sam Smith ‘angry’ that he still deals with homophobia daily
Sam Smith has opened up about being “angry” that he still deals with homophobia on a daily basis.
“No matter how amazing your upbringing is as a gay man, there’s still people on this planet who don’t want you here,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday.
He added of the Thrill of it All, a new track which deals with the abuse that there is “anger in that song.”
“I get homophobic abuse every day on my social media, even though I don’t pay attention to that s**t, but it’s important to talk about it,” he added.
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The star last month said he feels “just as much woman as I am man” in an interview.
The Oscar-winning singer songwriter revealed that he loved cross-dressing as a teen and didn’t own any ‘male’ clothes at one point.
He also said that he still wears high heels and intends to buy more on a trip to Australia.
He told The Sunday Times: “I love a heel. I’ve got loads of heels at home,” adding he will “buy everything – heels, dresses,” when he goes shopping in Sydney drag store, House of Priscilla, whenever he visits Australia.
He continued: “People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn, and all that.
“There was on moment in my life where I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really.
“I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for 2 1/2 years.”
Asked if he considers himself 100% male, Sam replied: “I feel just as much woman as I am man.
“I got teased for it. But there were also people respecting me for walking around like that in my school.”
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