Music powerhouse, Sam Smith, appeared on The Ellen Show recently and spoke to her about his decision to come out before the release of his album, In the Lonely Hour.
Smith revealed that he came out to his mother at the age of four, but she knew he was gay from the age of three.
“It didn’t feel like a coming out. I came out when I was like four years old,” he joked. “My mom said she knew when I was like three. So I didn’t have to actually properly come out.”
The American Music Award winner told Ellen that he has never been “in the closet” and that he wanted to reveal his sexuality beforehand so people wouldn’t assume he was lying.
“I wanted to do it before because if I did it afterwards, people probably would have thought I was lying just to sell records,” he explained.
Smith hoped to clear up some comments that were recently made, which suggested that he didn’t want to be a gay role model.
“I’m a singer and a songwriter. I get upset sometimes because I don’t talk about it too much,” he said on Monday’s show. “People say, ‘he doesn’t want to be a spokesperson for the gay community.’ I do, of course I do.”
He added, “I want to be a spokesperson for everyone. You know, straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don’t want to be limited.”
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