Sam Smith Is Having A Rough Year

Sam Smith’s 2015 hasn’t been going that well so far. Besides reports that he broke up with his boyfriend, Jonathan Zeizel, he also had to award Tom Petty a writing credit on his hit song “Stay With Me” for perceived similarities to “I Won’t Back Down.” As if that wasn’t enough, recently radio personality Howard Stern threw some shade at Smith:

You know what I like about the guy? He’s an ugly motherfucker. He’s fat, I love it.

After his co-host alerted him to the fact that Smith is also gay, Stern took some shots at his sexuality as well:

Oh is he gay? He looks gay to me. He does seem effeminate. I like that he’s chubby and gay, that’s why I love him. He’s really good, but I feel like [“Stay With Me”] will be his only hit song.”

Ah yes, the old looking “gay” comment, aka, another ugly way for Stern to reveal his barely-veiled homophobia. Class act that he is, when Smith got wind of the comments he responded with disbelief — and a shirtless selfie:

I say what's on my mind. I might do a little time

A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on

I may be just one woman, but Smith is a lot better looking than Stern in my opinion. Here’s hoping things start to look up for Smith.

[Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images.]