Sam Smith Says Fat Slurs Hurt More Than Gay Slurs

Sam details his relationship with food while on an Australian TV show.

Sam Smith has never been one to shy away from frank discussions about himself in the public. Whether he's detailing his romantic struggles or his challenges on the way to breaking into the music world, Sam's known for his candid confessions.

In his latest confession, Sam reveals that slurs about his weight are more damaging than those about his sexuality. In a recent interview with "60 Minutes Australia," Sam detailed his complicated relationship with eating and food.

"When I was at school and wasn't having a great time or when music wasn't going very well. I would eat, eat," Sam said. "Eating would make me feel better; when I felt lonely, I would eat."

Later, Sam said that comments about his weight are more damaging to him than slurs about his being gay because his size is something he "could change."

"If someone called me fat, that affects me way more than someone calling me a f----t," he offered. "I think just because I've accepted that, if someone calls me a f----t, it's like, I am gay and I'm proud to be gay, so there's no issues there."

Sam's comments regarding his weight are not the first time the multi-Grammy winner has spoken openly about his body. Sam took to Instagram last month to share his rapid weight loss (14 pounds in 14 days) after adopting a new diet. Despite his personal feelings about his size, we hope that Sam is happy with himself, whatever his size.

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