In an interview in September last year, Sam Smith was quoted as saying he didn’t want to be an ambassador for the gay community. “I’m not trying to be a spokesperson,” he told Digital Spy. “It sounds awful of me, but I’m really just trying to live my life and write music about it.”
Thereafter, the break-out star told an Australian website that the comment was taken out of context.
“Of course I want to be a spokesman for the gay community,” the 22-year-old clarified. “I want to be a spokesman for everyone. What I meant was I don’t want to limit to just one community. I want to reach everyone, gay people, lesbians, transsexuals, straight people, Catholics, anyone. I want my music to hit everyone.” Sam also talked about coming to terms with his sexuality from a young age and the acceptance he feels from fans.