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Sam Smith responds to Howard Stern’s ‘fat’ comment with shirtless selfie

Sam Smith responds to Howard Stern’s ‘fat’ comment with shirtless selfie

British crooner Sam Smith has taken to social media to respond to Howard Stern’s comment that he was ‘fat,’ ‘ugly’ and ‘effeminate.’

The US radio host Saturday (24 January) called the openly gay singer ‘an ugly motherfucker.’

‘He’s fat. And I love it. You know what, he looks gay to me. Not that anybody looks gay but he does seem effeminate,’ he said.

The six-time Grammy-nominee first responded on Twitter in two short posts

‘Can’t believe what I’ve just read,’ he wrote.

He followed up shortly after with another tweet that simply said, ‘Ignore.’

Smith then uploaded a couple of photos of him at the gym and a shirtless selfie on Instagram with the caption: ‘I say what’s on my mind. I might do a little time.

After receiving flak for his comments, Stern responded to his remarks yesterday.

‘I was laughing, I go, "well, at least I got some press out of it,"’ he said.

‘But I feel bad because the guy thinks I don’t like him. I love him.’

Asked if he had a problem with Smith being gay given what some thought was a homophobic undertone to his comments, Stern replied, ‘No. I love that he’s gay… I actually like that Sam Smith song, it’s on my playlist.’