Sam Smith’s Epic High Road Response to Howard Stern’s ‘He’s Fat and Gay’ Diss [WATCH VIDEO]
DJ Howard Stern took a swipe at Sam Smith on his radio show, calling him “fat and gay,” and the British singer gave an epic, dignified response instead. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Latch” singer Sam Smith has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, but that didn’t mean shtick to acerbic American radio personality, Howard Stern. During an expletive-laced countdown on the radio’s top hits, the shock jock called Smith hideous, fat and gay.
“You know what I like about the guy? He’s an ugly motherfucker,” said Stern.
MailOnline reports that Stern contemplated on his show.
“He’s fat. … Is he gay? He looks gay to me, not that anybody looks gay, but he does seem effeminate,” added Stern.
Stern went on with his monologue, describing Smith’s success with a backstabbing compliment.
“I feel like that [“Stay With Me”] will be his only hit song. I’d like to get him in here and congratulate him on beating the odds,” continued Stern.
Fortunately, the British soul singer refused to take the bait on Stern’s reaction-fishing tactics and chose instead to take the high road, replying with dignity on his Twitter account.
Followed by a while later by a succinct reaction.
This proves once again that a stiff British upper lip trumps loud and raucous attention-seekers any day.
Smith, who rose to number one on the UK Singles Chart with his “La La La” single, has also won the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award and the poll for BBC’s Sound of 2014.
His second number one single, “Money on My Mind,” was followed by the international success of “Stay With Me,” which peaked at number two on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the US.
He just launched an arena tour and was performing in Denver when Stern unleashed his criticism on “The Howard Stern Show,” the very same show that brought down upon itself a total of $2.5 million in fines levied by the Federal Communications Commission by reason of indecency.
Here’s a clip of Howard Stern insulting an “ugly, fat and gay” Sam Smith:
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