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Sam Smith's Controversial New Music Video Sparks Fatphobia Discussion

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tweeted one person.A fan added: "If Sam Smith were thin, cis, and straight, they wouldn't be ridiculed for how they present and dress.

If Harry Styles wore the same fits on a magazine cover, y'all would be screaming YAS QUEEN. Anyway, support fat queer people."And a third wrote: "I saw clips of the new Sam Smith music video that people are p****** themselves over and it's literally just because they're fat.

Because if Sam was skinny and did that exact same performance people would be screaming about how much they're slaying or whatever, it's fatphobia."The "I'm Not Here To Make Friends" video also opened with positive affirmations, including RuPaul's iconic closing line from every episode of his successful reality TV series, RuPaul's Drag Race: "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?"Smith has not yet responded to the backlash on their social media, instead filling their Instagram with images from the music video and body-positive messages."This video is fabulous, extravagant, queer and everything in between.

Creating this with @tanumuino was a dream. I hope it brings you pure joy," they wrote on Instagram.The music video premiere coincided with the release of Smith's latest album, Gloria, which they hoped would help others face their challenges."Dearest Sailors, It feels like I've been working my whole life for this album release, a chance to showcase to you my artistry and all that inspires me to do what I do," Smith wrote on Instagram."The force, however that inspires me more than anything in this world, is you.

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