Sam Smith has always been open about the homophobic bullying he has been subjected too and he's determined to help raise awareness of the shocking abuse the LGBT community still receives.
Taking to social media, Sam has shared a screengrab of an Instagram account called 'Gay Sam Smith', set up by trolls to post offensive comments about him.
The shocking bio on the account begins by saying 'We hate f*ggot Sam Smith' and goes on to say we should 'make fun of him' for being gay. Sam says that while accounts like this don't bother him, because he's developed a 'thick skin,' he wants to show the world how widespread homophobia still is.
'This genuinely doesn't offend me, coz I'm way too tick [sic] skinned when it comes to this kind of shit. BUT I just wanted to share this with everyone, so you can see how homophobic is still SO PRESENT in our society!!'
Earlier this year, Sam revealed how he was once punched in the neck when he moved to London and has battled homophobic bullies from a young age at school. 'I remember walking to the station getting 'f*ggot' shouted at me all the time,' he told The Sun. 'It was the most mortifying thing. Not so much for me [but] I hated the fact my friends had to listen to that.'
From: Cosmopolitan UK