Out singer Sam Smith: I still want my music to appeal to Catholics
Sam Smith has expanded on his claim that he doesn’t want to be a “spokesperson” for the gay community.
The Money on my Mind singer, who came out in May prior to the release of his debut album, attracted criticism earlier this month when he said: “I’m not 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.”
Clarifying his comments today to the Daily Star, the singer said he didn’t want to “limit” himself, so his music could appeal to everyone – including Catholics.
He said: “What I meant was I don’t want to limit to just one community. I want to reach everyone, gay people, lesbians, transsexuals, straight people, Catholics, anyone.”
Of negative comments attracted by his claims, he said: “People say things. They’re cocky behind their computers.”
He said: “I would say just be yourself. Don’t make it an issue. Let’s make it a normality.
“To make it equal, we need to act equal. Everyone just needs to focus on themselves as individuals and do what makes them happy, and be brave.”