Sam Smith is being called out in a pretty major way following his big Oscar win for Best Original Song for his James Bond Spectre hit, “Writing on the Wall.”
Smith felt the wrath of screenplay writer Dustin Lance Black after accepting his prestigious award at the 88th Annual Academy Awards on February 28 after Black scathingly tweeted to Smith “stop texting my fiancé!”
Dustin, an Oscar winner himself, hit out at Sam on the social media site following his Academy Award win, where he appeared to reveal that Sam Smith had recently been texting his fiancé, British Olympic diver Tom Daley.
While Black didn’t elaborate on what kind of messages Sam has allegedly been sending to Daly in recent months, Tom has stayed noticeably tight lipped about his fiancé’s pretty major call out on the 140-character site.
Rather than getting involved in the Smith/Black drama, Daly instead tweeted “Happy birthday to any Feb 29thers” to his more than 2 million Twitter followers earlier today, and also sent out a link to a workout routine posted to YouTube.
But while Tom may be radio silent on the Sam Smith versus Dustin Lance Black issue, it wasn’t just Tom that caused what appears to be some serious friction between the two Oscar winners.
Sam also claimed in his Academy Awards acceptance speech that he may have been the first openly gay man to win an Oscar, something that Lance pointed out on the social media site on February 29 is not actually true.
“I read an article a few months ago by Sir Ian McKellen, and he said that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar,” Sam Smith said in his Oscars speech according to People. “If this is the case – even if it isn’t the case – I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world.”
However, People is reporting that it was actually Dustin Lance Black who became the first openly gay man to take home an Oscar after he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay back in 2009 for the film Milk.
Black then further called out Sam Smith in his initial tweet, which also included a clip of himself accepting his Oscar seven years ago where he beautifully spoke out to the LGBT community. “Hey [Sam Smith], if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé. Here’s a start,” Black tweeted alongside the more than two minute long video.
“To all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told that they are less than by their churches or by their government or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value,” Dustin said in his original Oscars speech.
“No matter what anyone tells you, God does love you,” Black continued in the video he tweeted to Smith, which has already been retweeted more than 6,000 times. “Very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours.”
Sam was also targeted by a slew of social media users who slammed Smith for suggesting he may be the first openly gay may to take home an Oscar, joking that he was the first gay man to do some pretty bizarre things alongside the hashtag “#SamSmithFacts.”
“Sam Smith was the first openly gay man to successfully navigate a raft made of Fruit Gums through an ocean of boiling pi**,” @Neurosceptic joked, while @applewriter wrote on Twitter, “Sam Smith was the first openly gay man to appear on the new 3-pound note. It’s not legal tender yet, but it is openly gay. #SamSmithFacts.”
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