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Sam Smith quits Twitter after spat with Dustin Lance Black

Sam Smith quits Twitter after spat with Dustin Lance Black

Sam Smith celebrates winning his Academy Award

Sam Smith has quit Twitter after his public spat with Dustin Lance Black.

‘I’m logging off for a while. Some Martinis shaken not stirred are definitely in order,’ he tweeted on Tuesday (1 March).

Smith dedicated his Oscar for Best Original Song to the LGBTI community Sunday, but mistakenly claimed to be the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award.

But Black – who won an Oscar for Milk in 2009 – called the singer out on for texting his fiancé, Olympic swimmer Tom Daley:

‘Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé. Here’s a start,’ he tweeted, along with a video of his Oscars acceptance speech.

Smith later apologized to Black while defending his faux pas: