Sam Smith Celebrates Conquering Body Dysmorphia Amid Backlash Over New Controversial Music Video

Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, is one of the most talented English singers, with four Grammy awards and one Oscar.

They rose to prominence in 2012 by featuring in Disclosure’s breakthrough single, Latch.

Their famous songs include Stay With Me, Dancing With A Stranger, Too Good At Goodbyes, Like I Can, Unholy, Fire On Fire, and I’m Not The Only One.

The singer has been known for their longtime struggles with self-identity and self-acceptance. However, now it seems they have finally become comfortable in their own skin and conquered body dysmorphia.

The musician first came out as gay in 2014 and revealed that they were dating a man. However, the relationship ended on a terrible note, and Sam got his heart broken.

The breakup led them to write his hit song Stay With Me, which won them a Grammy award.

“I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me 4 Grammys!” they once said during his acceptance speech.

After a lot of self-reflection and struggle, Smith identified themself as queer in 2017 and said they felt just as much like a woman as they were a man.

“I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much a woman as I am a man,” they told The Sunday Times.

Sam also revealed their love for heels and said they had got a lot at home.

Recently, the singer came under fire after releasing a music video for their song; I’m Not Here to Make Friends.

Viewers slammed Smith for their raunchy music video and said it was highly inappropriate for children and adults.

As reported by Daily Mail, “appearing on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today, journalist Alex Phillips said the music video was ‘unhealthy’ for society, adding that the video equated to ‘extreme hardcore pornography’ in parts.”

“You have had to edit a lot of that video down to be able to show it on television.” She told the show presenters.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, the singer said they had conquered body dysmorphia after struggling for many years.

“Within my industry, there is definitely that question of, ‘What should a pop star look like?’”

Admitting that they never fit the norm, Sam said, “When I was 25 I came off tour exhausted. I looked to role models in the body world. Every time I went to the pool I felt self-conscious, but I forced myself to take my top off.”

“It paid off because I now have the opposite of body dysmorphia. I look fabulous. I’m finally getting a tan. I’m burnt in places I’ve never been burnt.”

Talking about online trolls and critics, they added that with each new album they are getting closer to who they are and people’s negative opinions doesn’t matter anymore.

“I get closer to who I am with each album, and my new album was inspired by the feminine spirit in me.”

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Sources: The Sunday TimesDaily Mail

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