On social media, Sam Smith’s racy video has sparked fierce debate. According to the Calvin Harris-produced single, “I’m Not Here To Make Friends”, Sam’s racist outfit is being targeted by those who are calling him homophobic. Critics, however, call the video “monstrous” and “degrading”.
Sam’s New Video: What’s Inside?
Sam Smith, a non-binary English singer, wore a corset and nipple pasties in his new single, I’m Not Here To Make Friends. It’s the fourth studio album from Sam’s fourth studio album Gloria.
It was claimed by some that the Calvin Harris-produced music video was “monstrous” and degrading because of its bold look. The singer was accused of shoving her sexuality in everyone’s face like a costume. But others defended Sam and said that the hate stemmed from homophobia and fatphobia.
In January 2023, Capitol Records released Sam’s latest studio album, “Gloria.” It is the band’s first album since “Love Goes”, which was released in 2020. Music critics generally praised the album upon its release. Sam, on the other hand, got into trouble with I’m Not Here To Make Friends.
How Do Sam’s Supporters Feel?
It has been said by music critics that Sam Smith’s latest album, “Gloria,” is making a lot of buzz in the music industry. According to Rolling Stone, Gloria Smith’s “deepest album yet” showcases Smith’s vocal versatility and personal growth with a compact, steadily flowing collection of pop songs.
“I’m Not Here To Make Friends” continues to spark online debate, where critics have trilled Sam for being queer and a Catholic. However, the Rolling Stones note that the lyrics describe Smith’s experiences as a queer person who was raised Catholic. However, Sam’s got some fans as well.
Sam Smith is producing the most creative and authentic work of his career, according to one supporter. A writer wrote, “If you’re offended by it, you should ask yourself what it says about you, not about them as an artist and person.” Another wrote, “It wasn’t Britney’s job to parent your kids 20 years ago, and it isn’t Sam Smith’s job now”.
A member of the LGBTQ+ community wrote, “The backlash against Sam Smith is absolutely about people not wanting people to be overtly sexual unless they’re skinny.” Another said, “If Sam Smith were thin, cis, and straight, they wouldn’t be ridiculed for how they dress and present.” You’d scream YAS QUEEN if Harry Styles wore those fits on a magazine cover. Anyway, support fat queer people.”
Among Sam Smith’s accolades are four Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, as well as a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
Their sexuality has been openly discussed by Sam. In 2014, they came out as gay, while in 2017, they revealed that they are genderqueer, saying, “I feel as much as a woman as a man” and recalling a time when they “didn’t own a single piece of male clothing and wore full makeup while attending school”.
Since Sam came out as non-binary in 2019, they prefer to use they/them instead of they. Sam revealed back then, “I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out… After a lifetime of fighting with my gender, I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am. How do you feel about the present video?