Sam Smith Calls Out Brits For Gender Exclusion

 

Beloved singer Sam Smith has clapped back at the Brit Awards for their male and female categories ahead of this year’s award show…

 

 

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Back in 2019, Smith came out as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. Smith also previously won 3 Brit awards and 8 nominations, some of which from the ‘best male artist’ category. After the Brits announced that they won’t be implementing gender-neutral categories, the singer took to Instagram and voiced an opinion.

 

 

The lack of such categories would mean that celebrities such as Smith would either be misgendered, or unable to receive well-deserved nominations. This comes after Smith’s 2020 album ‘Love Goes’ gained global success and gold status in four territories.

 

 

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The singer stated what winning Critic’s Choice in 2014 was ‘one of [my] earliest achievements’ as well as ‘an important part of [my] career,’. But despite all this, they also emphasised that music is ‘about unification not division’.

 

 

Smith also added that they look forward to a time when ‘award shows can be reflective of the society we live in.’ They then concluded with a message of inclusion and diversity saying, ‘Let’s celebrate everybody, regardless of gender, race, age, ability, sexuality and class.’

 

 

After sharing this message, fans stood by the singer’s side as many reiterated the need for gender neutral categories, a notion that has already been implemented in big award shows like the Grammys.

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