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Sam Smith Left Speechless After Friend Gets Verbally Abused

Sam Smith Left Speechless After Friend Gets Verbally Abused

Sam Smith is opening up about an upsetting thing that happened to him and his friend in the early morning hours of Wednesday (January 20) in London, England.

“Just experienced my friend getting verbally abused racially in London. I am absolutely SPEECHLESS,” the 23-year-old Grammy-winning singer tweeted.

“I never ever ever ever thought that would happen here. Absolutely speechless and hurt,” Sam added along with several other tweets about the verbal assault.

Sam has been having a good month other than this moment as he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for his song “Writings on the Wall” from Spectre.

Click inside to read the rest of Sam Smith’s tweets on the attack…

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  • plez

    SPEECHLESS????????????????????? Where is the text where he writes about taking up for his friend and calling the abusive person out.

  • Visitor

    While I get that, he, as a white male, has never witnessed the racial abuse of a non-white person before, it is annoying that he exclaims that this sort of thing “would never happen here.”

    It does. If he had any real communication with nonwhites, he’d know racism/discrimination is a part of their lives.

    It does happen in England, whether he witnesses it or not.

  • devvv

    He said he never THOUGHT it would happen here, probably referring to London. Racial discrimination obviously happens everywhere, but larger cities are more diverse and usually more accepting of cultural/racial/ethnic/ differences. I think that’s what he was getting at.

  • Casey C

    as someone from London, trust me, that might be what people ‘think’ about larger cities, but it’s far from the truth, if anything, the grand majority of people are less tolerant

  • Gina

    Why so shocked Sam? Racist assholes are a dime a dozen. It’s sad but true. Welcome to the real world.

  • Gina

    Gimme a break. I commend you on your creative way of denying the existence of racism, though; usually naysayers are less creative.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Racism, as part of xenophobia, always will exist. Xenophobia is mental protection from danger stranger tribes, part of evolution. Primates with low level the fear of strangers were killed and can’t give their genes for modern human population. I can’t believe Sam Smith first time in forever heard stupid person making angry remark about race, sexuality etc. He just follows the trend. Everybody have xenophobia, stereotypes etc. It’s easily can be seen in sport fans, religions, music fans — humans loves to be divided. It’s funny to see how Africans saying “they NEVER CAN be racist, you are so stupid woman, as all women are stupid, especially from your country”.

    USA is not the only country in the world. African nations are not the only enslaved in past people in the world. but yet only USA exploiting this topic. Wealth-oriented american economics, not racism, is a reason why so little people from any poor family any nation presented in arts, business administrations etc.

    Only education and positive experience of cross-nation communication lower the xenophobia level. Unjustified labels and prejudgments (“your creative way of denying the existence of racism, naysayer) are negative experience will stick more than any positive. All that boycotts and twits can’t solve the problem, only rising a negativity level.

  • Gina

    Sounds like the solution you are suggesting is to not talk about it & sweep it under the rug. I’m not wired like that. And xenophobia is just one of the many things that exist under the umbrella of racism.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    It’s very comfortable for usa politicians to make people think so.