Sam Smith Wants To ‘Be A Figure In The Gay Community’ | Music News
Sam Smith publicly came out as gay in 2014, though he was out since childhood. Although he’s out and proud, in an old interview with Digital Spy he said that he wasn’t “trying to be a spokesperson. It sounds awful of me, but I’m really just trying to live my life and write music about it. That’s what I do. I’m not trying to heal the world”. However, it seems that the singer has had a slight change of heart in a more up to date interview with NME.
On October 22, he was quoted as saying: “I want to be a spokesperson. I want to be a figure in the gay community, who speaks for gay men. I sell records in countries where gay men get killed and that’s a big thing for me, because maybe one person in that country will pick up my album, realise it’s by a gay artist, and it might change their opinion”. It will be interesting to see where Smith goes with this in the future.
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