Sam Smith attended the Brit awards over the weekend and while the singer did not win an Award during the event, they undoubtedly left an impact.
Smith could be seen wearing, what appeared to be an inflatable latex jumpsuit, and it has been the talk of the internet.
This comes after Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ performance of their iconic track ‘Unholy’ at the Grammys just a week earlier, which left many viewers disturbed, with some even deeming it to be a ‘Satanic ritual’.
Despite this criticism, the pair still managed to snag a prize for the inescapable track, claiming the award for Best Pop Duo Performance. This marked an incredible achievement for Petras in particular, as she became the first transgender woman to ever win that award.
In her speech, she said, via LADBible: “Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I am the first transgender woman to win this award.”
She continued to thank “all the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open for me so I could be here tonight.”
But Smith once again stole the spotlight during their recent appearance at the Brits…
The performer arrived at the prestigious music awards wearing a specially created, black latex outfit with blown-up shoulders and legs, and it didn’t take long for social media users to slam the outfit.
After the event, one viewer Tweeted: “Sam Smith is dressed for the funeral of the Chinese spy balloon.”
While another commented: “So sick of Sam Smith and [their] trashy “pay attention to me” antics. Maybe if [they] made good music, people would.”
“Sam Smith, the issue is that if you want to wear these “artistic” outfits, you need to have an air of “otherness” about you. We’ve had some real talents in the past. You haven’t got an avant garde bone in your body. You just look like a fat builder having a nervous breakdown,” a third added.
Fashion designer Harikrishnan Keezhathil Surendran Pillai created the get-up for the star, and has recently responded to comments criticising the design, he told Women’s Wear Daily that it was all about “celebrating their natural form.”
“Sam was having a lot of hate comments recently after ‘Unholy’ about their body image. This is my take on celebrating their natural form and the beauty of being one’s self,” the designer said.
“I wanted to create an image which people have never seen Sam in.”
Despite the backlash they received, many fans are sticking up for Smith and praising the star for being unapologetically themselves.
One wrote: “I may not always like the outfits Sam Smith chooses, but I love their confidence while wearing them.”
Another adds: “Love how Sam Smith is responding to bigotry by just not giving a f*** and just being unapologetically themself.”
While a third person comments: “I was never into their music but honestly love seeing Sam Smith’s outfits.”
Someone else writes: “No one said anything when Elton John, David Bowie and all the glam rockers were a bit controversial.
“In fact, they were loved and embraced for it.”
What do you think of their outfit?
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