Singer Sam Smith got hit with some major backlash on Twitter after video surfaced of him saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson’s music.
The Grammy-award winning singer was recently hanging out with friends on a boat. Fellow singer Adam Lambert was also among the group and he opted to share some of the day’s festivities on his Instagram page. However, one of the clips posted by Lambert shows Smith admitting that he’s never been much of a fan of the late great musical legend Michael Jackson.
Adam Lambert accidentally posts a video of Sam Smith saying:
‘I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song’ pic.twitter.com/Rhw1lnA5O0
— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) August 10, 2018
In the video that surfaced on Twitter, Lambert pans over to Smith who says, “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.”
The backhanded compliment to the iconic pop star ruffled the feathers of some MJ fans on Twitter and they, of course, let Sam Smith have it.
Yes Sam Smith can have his opinion, of course. But you can’t just say “I don’t like Michael Jackson”, you have to say “I’m very sorry but Michael Jackson’s songs aren’t my fave.” That’s it. Pay some respect to the ultimate LEGEND and forever #1 of billions. pic.twitter.com/jLsyBx8uva
— F (@ItsokF) August 10, 2018
Sam Smith is over. What self respecting musician says they don’t like Michael Jackson? Honey..
— Con Li (@Guido_Conz) August 10, 2018
I have defended Sam Smith through thick and thin but hating on Michael Jackson is UNFORGIVABLE.
Cancel him (again). pic.twitter.com/JbAo9wl8PO
— Chris Coote-Stubbins (@chrisconfessed) August 10, 2018
No word yet from Sam Smith on the MJ shade.