Sam Smith’s fans rush to defend star as singer is trolled over their ‘quarantine meltdown’ and compared to Captain Tom, 99, after WWII hero raises £14m for the NHS.
The Money On My Mind hitmaker, 27, was criticised after sharing their varying ‘stages of a quarantine meltdown’ last month as they self-isolate at their £12 million home.
And now the singer, who prefers to use the pronoun ‘they’, has been compared to WWII hero Captain Tom, 99, who has raised £14m for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden.
While the singer also addressed the backlash and tweeted: ‘Sending nothing but love to everyone out there today,’ followed by a heart emoji.
One person said: ‘Some of the tweets on here about Sam Smith today are absolutely horrendous. Praise key workers and Captain Tom Moore, what they’re doing is outstanding, but do you really have to do it whilst having a pop at Sam Smith as well?’
A different user put: ‘#BeKind congratulations to the immensely inspiring Captain Tom Moore for giving us all something to cheer about. We salute you sir.
Hero: The singer has been compared to WWII hero Captain Tom, 99, who has raised £14m for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden
‘Nothing but love’: Sam addressed the backlash on Thursday and said they have ‘nothing but love’ for everyone.
And to all those people comparing him to Sam Smith have a word with yourselves.
Another follower commented: ‘NOT a fair comparison. Captain Tom did an incredible thing which deserves all recognition.
Sam Smith, you are nothing but a pathetic self centred attention seeking waste of space, all negative tweets targeted at you for your publicised inability to cope with the simplest of government recommendations whilst living a life of relative luxury compared to most are justified and fully deserved.
And any comparisons between you and Captain Tom frankly absurd and complete laughable.
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