Sam Smith has revealed how he was left ‘in tears’ after learning more about homophobic extremism in Russia from a BBC TV documentary.
After switching on Reggie Yates’ Extreme Russia, which looked at the day to day lives of far-right homophobic vigilantes, Smith was moved to post on his Instagram:
“I’m watching Reggie Yates extreme Russia. And I’m sitting here in tears,” he captioned the photo.
“Watching a man discuss how he would kill gay men and woman with rocks if the law allowed it. I just want any gay men or woman who are in Russia right now, to know I am thinking about you all the time. And I’m so sorry you have to go through what you’re going through. seeing it visually being said, is so horrific. Massive hug to Reg Yates as well!! Seriously brave. Please watch this guys if you haven’t xx
“PS I am not saying all of Russia is like this at all. There is prejudice and homophobia in every country, I know.”
The Instagram post received almost 90,000 likes.
Elsewhere, Smith has been busying himself recording the theme song for the new Bond film, Spectre.
“It took 20 minutes… and [the Bond producers] loved it!” he has revealed.
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