Non-binary singer Sam Smith wants you to love your body this Christmas
British singer Sam Smith has shared a body-acceptance message, just in time for Christmas.
Smith, who’s been open about their battles with body-image issues, urged their fans to “love our fluctuating bodies” over the festive period.
“Christmas always triggers tricky body issues with me,” they said.
“I love me some mince pies and all the trimmings, and I always find I gain a bit of weight during this time,” Smith wrote in an Instagram post.
“I’m writing this out to you all, but also writing this for myself. Let’s make sure we remind our bodies during this time that no matter what weight we are, we are deserving of love and acceptance.
“Let’s love our fluctuating bodies. Look in that mirror and shower that reflection with Christmas kindness. Be super soft. It’s an everyday struggle for me. You aren’t alone xx.”
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The pop star shared the message on Instagram alongside a black-and-white picture of their bare chest.
Last week, the singer launched a scathing attack on the music industry for being “sexist and homophobic”.
The 27-year-old admitted they are “scared every day” in the music industry.
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“I’m loving it, I mean I’m scared every day,” the ‘I Feel Love’ singer explained. “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.”
“So being feminine like this in the way I move and dance and am, it feels quite scary at times but is worth it.”
The video for Smith’s latest song, ‘How Do You Sleep’, sees them dancing in high heels – which, they say, they were initially afraid of sharing.
“I felt very vulnerable doing it but I’m seeing now that’s the best space to be in,” they explained. “You feel joy quicker when being vulnerable like that.”