“Yes, Sam! Smack the hate with informative pride!”
Sam Smith’s takedown of a homophobic troll is so perfect it needs to be turned into merchandising.
In a now-deleted post, the Twitter user took the time out of their day to tweet the British singer-songwriter to call them a “batty boy”. Seriously, what goes through the minds of these people? Also, “batty boy”? Groundbreaking! Revolutionary!
Sam – who came out as non-binary earlier this year – responded in the best way possible: “It’s batty them.”
Their tweet has been liked over 2000 times. Fans were living for their response, with many people who also identify as non-binary thanking Sam for using their massive platform to make them feel “valid” and “accepted”.
Check out the best responses to Sam’s tweet below.
Back in September, Sam announced they wish to use they/them pronouns instead of he/him.
“Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM. After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out,” they wrote.
“I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but fuck it!”
Sam expressed that they are “at no stage just yet to eloquently speak about what it means to be non-binary” but that they want to be as open and visible as possible – and pointed to activists like Munroe Bergdorf and Travis Alabanza as inspirations.
“Love you all. I’m scared shitless, but feeling super free right now. Be kind,” they concluded.
Smith’s post received an overwhelmingly positive response, with many celebrity friends and fellow activists voicing their support. However, there were a few publications who misgendered them, including The Sun and The Daily Telegraph.
On Twitter, Smith said they “understand there will be many mistakes and misgendering but all I ask is you please please try, I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you.”