Piers Morgan accuses Sam Smith of being 'over-thirsty for attention' in Brit Awards outfit
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Sam Smith's Brit Awards outfit has sparked criticism from, you guessed it, Piers Morgan.
The awards ceremony of the 2023 Brits hasn't even started, yet Piers Morgan has already grabbed his keyboard and taken to Twitter to rip into Smith.
Smith - who identifies as non-binary - turned up wearing a bold, inflated jumpsuit and platform heels and Morgan, unsurprisingly, had something to say about it.
Taking to Twitter, Morgan shared an image of the singer on the red carpet at the awards.
Smith's outfit features an inflatable black jumpsuit with huge shoulder pads, sky-high heels and matching black gloves, pairing the outfit with pearl earrings and spiked up hair.
Morgan's caption reads: "Methinks ‘they’ is getting a teeny weeny bit over-thirsty for attention. #BRITs."
While many others were similarly unconvinced by the bold outfit choice, fans were still quick to leap to the singer's defence.
One wrote: "Flamboyance and music is not new. Piers is acting like a 'get off my lawn' type presuming that Sam Smith is the first to do this. See 'exhibit Elton' (plus countless others)."
"Obsessed with Piers Morgan biting as if Sam Smith is wearing this to fly under the radar," another commented.
A third said: "I don’t even care for Sam Smith but the Piers Morgan & co lot get SOOOOOO wound up by them I cant help but STAN. It’s like Gemma Collins, like ur mad… for what? For them just… existing???"
A final added: "Yes, they're a popstar. That's what it's about."
Others were also quick to call out Morgan putting Smith's chosen pronouns in quotation marks.
A user said: "Methinks putting they in quotes is a disgusting attempt to take someone’s identity away. They are a pop star, almost every pop star dresses more extravagantly. You wouldn’t complain about a cis person doing it, so why is a non binary person unworthy of respect to you?"
"I think they look ridiculous, saying that isn’t the issue. The issue is the quotes around 'they' as it suggests that his gender identity isn’t valid," wrote another.
This isn't the first time Morgan has attacked Smith online - the former Good Morning Britain presenter called Smith 'Satan' after their performance of 'Unholy' with Kim Petras at the Grammys.
Smith is up for two Brit Awards tonight, Best Pop/ R&B act as well as Song of the Year with Kim Petras for 'Unholy'.
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