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Sam Smith wants to be addressed as ‘they’
Singer Sam Smith, who came out as non-binary earlier this year, wants fans to refer to him as ‘they’ and ‘them’ instead of ‘he’ and ‘him’.
The “Stay With Me” hitmaker announced the request through a Twitter post on Friday, reports “dailymail.co.uk”.
“Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to ‘they/them’ after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out. I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but fuck it,” wrote the 27-year-old singer.
“I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you,” added Smith.
Taking to Instagram, he noted: “I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non-binary but I can’t wait for the day that I am. So for now I just want to be visible and open.”