According to Howard Stern, Sam Smith is fat, ugly, effeminate looking, and a one-hit wonder. But he likes him.
The America’s Got Talent judge launched the incredible attack on Smith on his SiriusXM radio show, predicting that the British singer’s career will be short-lived. Bizarrely, Stern stated that Smith’s track “Stay With Me” will be a one-hit wonder, even though the singer already having six Grammy nominations and a string of other major successes.
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“I feel like that will be his only hit song. I’d like to get him in here and congratulate him on beating the odds.”
Rather than stop at criticizing Sam Smith’s musical talents, the radio show host went on to launch a stinging personal attack on the popular singer.
Quizzed by his co-host — who was unaware of Smith’s open sexuality — on whether the star was gay, Stern replied, “You know what, he looks gay to me. Not that anybody looks gay, but he does seem effeminate.”
Stern continued his assault, describing Smith as fat and ugly. Although, incredibly — and perhaps being a clumsy attempt to disguise the attack — Stern protested that these are the reasons why he loves Sam Smith.
“Do you know what I love about that guy? He’s an ugly motherf****r. He’s fat. And I love it.”
Digging his hole a little deeper, the controversial radio host explained that his sexuality and weight issues merely proved how good his track “Stay With Me” actually is.
“That’s how you know how good that song is… he’s fat and he’s gay and little girls worship him. I like that he’s chubby and gay, that’s why I love him.”
Sam has recently revealed the sadness behind his split with boyfriend, Jonathan Zeizel, who he met on the set of his video for the track “Like I Can.”
Despite the split, Smith remains hopeful of finding love again soon, and says that being on stage has been a form of therapy.
“Hopefully I will find someone soon and when I do I think it will be a bit more difficult to sing songs because I will want to sing happy songs. Right now when I’m on stage I feel like it is good for me, it is like therapy every night. The music comforts me.”
Sam Smith has not yet responded to the derogatory comments.