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Sam Smith has criticised the music industry for being homophobic and sexist

In an interview with SiriusXM’s Hits 1, Sam Smith explained: “I’m loving it, I mean I’m scared every day. Being my feminine self in this world that we’re in, I mean the music industry can be a bit homophobic, a bit sexist at times.”

Smith also spoke about showing their true self by wearing heels in the video for recent hit “How Do You Sleep?”
“I felt very vulnerable doing it but I’m seeing now that’s the best space to be in. You feel joy quicker when being vulnerable like that,” they said.
“I’ve always been like that when in the club, with friends, with people that I feel safe with but showing it to the world is a different thing and I finally felt safe enough to do so.”

“Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM. After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out,” they wrote.

“I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but fuck it!”

Sam expressed that they are “at no stage just yet to eloquently speak about what it means to be non-binary” but that they want to be as open and visible as possible – and pointed to activists like Munroe Bergdorf and Travis Alabanza as inspirations.

“Love you all. I’m scared shitless, but feeling super free right now. Be kind.”

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