Sam Smith announces new pronouns of ‘they’ and ‘them’

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith has declared the pronouns of “they/them” on social media after popping out as non-binary in what the pop star referred to as a “lifetime of being at war with my gender.”

The English “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer was met with hundreds of principally supportive feedback, together with some detractors who questioned the necessity to change pronouns, an more and more widespread observe each inside and outdoors of the LGBTQ group.

“Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM,” the 27-year-old Smith wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”

Smith mentioned they had been excited and privileged for the assist, including that they’ve been “very nervous” concerning the announcement as a result of they “care too much about what people think.” Smith mentioned they lastly determined to go for it.

“Love you all,” Smith wrote on Twitter, including they’re scared “but feeling super free right now. Be kind.”

Smith mentioned they continue to be a piece in progress.

“P.s. 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.”

Smith received an Oscar in 2016 for the tune “Writing’s on the Wall,” from the James Bond thriller “Spectre.” They acquired international consideration by profitable a Grammy for finest new artist in 2014, following up with a Grammy for report of the yr in 2015 for “Stay With Me.”

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This story has been corrected all through to replicate Sam Smith’s pronoun preferences.

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