Following international headlines and endless commentary about his foot-in-mouth moment at the Oscars in which he said he might be the first gay man to win an Oscar, Sam Smith decided to take a break from Twitter:
I'm logging off for a while. Some Martinis shaken not stirred are definitely in order.
— Sam Smith (@samsmith) March 1, 2016
Smith’s most aggressive critic was the screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who kept up a daylong exchange with the recording artist, and then at the end of the day claimed it was all a joke. Smith was also subject to numerous articles and videos on the topic of LGBT history.
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