Sam Smith 'deeply shocked' by friend's racist encounter in London
Sam Smith's tweets are causing a stir on the Internet after the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated British singer tweeted (Jan. 19) about a friend "getting verbally abused racially in London."
"I never ever ever ever thought that would happen here. Absolutely speechless and hurt," he wrote in a series of tweets. "I feel like I have to shine some sort of light on it. The police were so unhelpful in the situation and its deeply shocked me."
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Smith expressed that he was shaken up from the whole experience. "Humans are HUMANS," he adds. "I feel like I have to say something. I'm just so upset. So UPSET."
He also noted the soundtrack as he tweeted. "I just got home and Nina Simone is on the radio - fitting."
Just experienced my friend getting verbally abused racially in London. I am absolutely SPEECHLESS.
— samsmith (@samsmith) January 20, 2016
Reps for Smith did not immediately respond to Billboard's requests for additional comment.
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