Sam Smith is bringing attention to homophobia by pointing out an anti-gay Instagram created deliberately to spew hate speech about him.
The account in question, @GAYSAMSMITH, has a profile that reads,
“WE HATE SAM SMITH. there is a fag, his name is sam. when he’s on, I like to cry. he is gay but that’s okay, we can all make fun of him.”
Sam shared a screen-grab of the account on his own Instagram to raise awareness about homophobia. Sam wrote,
“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!!”
So present, indeed.
Smith’s post has over 83,000 likes as of this posting.