Sam Smith’s Latest Video Stirs Controversy

Sam Smith
Sam Smith performs in concert during Q102's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Pulse)

Sam Smith released Gloria, their fourth studio album, Friday (January 27th).

The official video for the artist’s new single, “I’m Not Here To Make Friends,” dropped at the same time, and it’s stirring up controversy.

The visual includes a lot of sexualized content, including Smith wearing pasties, causing several right wing pundits to call for the video to be given an age restriction limit on YouTube.

However, their defenders claim the “Unholy” singer is only under attack because they don’t conform to stereotypical body standards.

One Twitter user commented, “You know if a skinny straight man wore this you would be be saying he’s subverting gender norms and pioneering for the queer community.”

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