Sam Smith Says They’ve Been A Target Of Hate Since Coming Out As Non-Binary

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Sam Smith claims they’ve been receiving a lot of hate since they came out as nonbinary.

“What people don’t realize with trans non-binary people in the UK is it’s happening in the street. I’m being abused in the street verbally more than I ever have,” they said in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “So that was the hardest part, I think, was being at home in the UK and having people shouting at me in the street. Someone spat at me in the street. It’s crazy.” 

Sam Smith says they probably face less backlash than a nonbinary individual is isn’t a celebrity.

“What I find hard about it is it’s like, if that’s happening to me and I’m famous, I’m a pop star, can you imagine what other kids, like queer kids are feeling? And it’s just so sad that we’re in 2023 and it’s still happening. It’s exhausting and especially in England.” 

You can watch the full episode above.

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