Sam Smith Says Being Called Fat Hurts Him More than Anti-Gay Comments

Josh ShinnerSam Smith lost 14 pounds in 14 days last month, but the British singer says he still struggles with his body image.

Smith told 60 Minutes Australia that food “controlled” him from the time he was a child. 

He explained, “When I was at school and wasn’t having a great time or when music wasn’t going very well. I would eat, eat.  Eating would make me feel better. When I felt lonely I would eat.”

Smith, 22, said that he is more offended when people make comments about his weight than when people utter slurs about his sexuality.

Smith noted, “If someone called me fat, that affects me way more than someone calling me a f*****.”  He added, “I think just because I’ve accepted that, if someone calls me a f*****, it’s like, I am gay and I’m proud to be gay so there’s no issues there.”

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