Sam Smith Hated Every Bit Of His Oscar Performance, Calls It ‘The Worst Moment’

Like the rest of the world, apparently Sam Smith couldn’t stand his Oscar performance of the Academy Award winning song “Writing’s on the Wall.” Smith opened up to the BBC about his uneven performance and he didn’t mince any words.

The singer, who’s usually pitch perfect, told the BBC of the uneven performance.

“It was the worst moment of my life. Singing was horrible. I hated every minute.”

Although many commented on Sam Smith’s appearance, and how good he looked, Smith got mixed reviews about his pitchy performance, and that’s putting it nicely.

Here’s a few tweets about the Sam Smith performance of the Bond song:

It got worse from there, especially when you consider how Lady Gaga upstaged his performance with her powerful performance of her nominated song “Till It Happens To You.” That said, Smith did receive the Academy Award for Best Original Song, so one could assume he would use his Oscar to lick his wounds, right? It’s unlikely as he made a huge blunder in his acceptance speech which turned into a firestorm of angry tweets directed at the singer.

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Smith suggested that he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar, which many tweeted was incorrect.

During the speech, Smith said, “I read an article a few months ago, by Sir Ian McKellen, and he said no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and if this is the case — and even if it isn’t the case — I want to dedicate this to the L.G.B.T. community all around the world.”

Smith was referring to the Guardian interview which McKellen had done in January. Smith read the interview wrong, in addition to getting the facts right about his Oscar history.

Many openly gay people have won Oscars, such as Sir Elton John for The Lion King Song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” as well as Stephen Sondheim and Melissa Ethridge. That said, one openly gay Oscar winner took a huge issue with Smith’s speech and that was screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Black, who won for the film Milk, took this as a major offense, and decided to shame Smith on twitter.

Dustin called Smith out by tweeting, “Hey [Sam Smith], if you have no idea who I am… Here’s a start,” with a link to a video of him accepting the 2009 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Then, things suddenly got personal when the screenwriter tweeted something that hit close to home, “it may be time to stop texting my fiancé.” As some may know, Dustin is engaged to Olympic swimmer Tom Daley.

Sam Smith reacted to the situation on Twitter:

His last tweet about the situation seemed to express some frustration.

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