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Sam Smith: I do want to be a spokesperson for the gay community

Nick Duffy December 1, 2014
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Sam Smith has retracted his previous claim that he doesn’t want to be a “spokesperson” for gay people.

The singer came out in May this year, when he revealed that his album In the Lonely Hour was about a man he fell in love with.

He said in September: “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.”

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres today, he contradicted his own previous claim – insisting that he does want to be a spokesperson for everyone.

He said :”I’m a singer and a song writer. I get upset sometimes because I don’t talk about it too much.

“People say, he doesn’t want to be a spokesperson for the gay community.

“I do, of course I do, but I want to be a spokesperson for everyone.

“Ya know straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don’t want it to be limited.”

The Leave Your Lover singer is no stranger to controversial comments – previously claiming that Grindr is “ruining” romance, and advising people not to make an “issue” of their sexuality if they want to be accepted.

 

Related topics: England, entertainment, Gay, In The Lonely Hour, Music, Sam Smith, singer, spokesperson

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