"I don't like Michael Jackson": Sam Smith's comment on the late pop icon has taken the Internet by storm
After his Oscars controversy, Sam Smith has given his fans just another chance to rip him off on social media, after he made a blatant comment on the King of Pop.
Sam Smith is not a big fan of Michael Jackson, and the revelation has just caused a cerebral overload for his or late pop icon's fans. In a video clip shared by Adam Lambert, the 'Stay With Me' singer can be seen chilling on a yacht with the 'American Idol' runner-up, where the two were enjoying some R&R along with a few drinks with their friends.
As Sam sings along to Beyonce's song with several others, the camera spanned during the Michael Jackson track, and he can be heard reluctantly saying, "I don't like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song."
Within hours of Lambert posting the video online, social media users erupted at Sam's comment about the late pop star. As the video ends, a few people standing in the background (not seen in the video) can be heard exclaiming "Wow!" in disbelief at Sam's admittance.
And they aren't the only ones who are shocked at this admission. Singer Stephanie Mills also shared her disbelief over Sam's casual remark.
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‘I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song’ pic.twitter.com/Rhw1lnA5O0
Mills lashed out at Sam claiming that he has never been able to sell as many recordings as Michael Jackson, and also provoked him to face her is he can.
A few fans also applauded Lambert for apparently exposing the real face of Sam Smith.
However, some fans continued to maintain their loyal base for the singer, as they rushed to his defense. One fan commented, "I'm such a huge Michael Jackson fan. I love his music. Not everyone likes the same music/artists. The world is boring if the world only liked or disliked the same things. You do you @samsmithworld." While another said, "Now, I honestly love MJ to death, it obvious. But you don't see me dragging this man just for his opinion. So what, he doesn't like MJ? If that offends you, move on. Don't complain just because he has freedom of speech. It's just what he does, he doesn't like MJ. Deal with it."
Sam Smith won the Oscars last year in the category for Best Original Song for 'Writings on the Wall' from the Bond movie 'Spectre.' However, the singer drew ire even then when he misquoted Ian McKellen during his speech. As Sam told the crowd, "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...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, looks like the Oscar-winning singer has got his facts wrong since McKellen was referring to the Best Actor category.
However, Sam confessed to Ellen on her show that tequila was to be blamed for the mishap with his speech. "I wasn’t happy with my performance, and we thought we had no chance of winning at all. So I was just like, ‘Let’s just get the party started.' Then we won, and I was just like, ‘Whoa.’” He went to mention that because of the shots that he took right before the show, "My brain and my mouth didn’t work together. I mucked up.”