Sam Smith & the Gay Male Body Archetype
by Ellie McHale
“If we all took a second to appreciate ourselves and others for who they are and what they look like, and praise them instead of tearing them down due to some [unspoken] standards, maybe, just maybe, we might be better people and respect ourselves a little bit more.”
YES! Amen. I couldn’t agree with you more.
I absolutely love this post. Of course, because I love Sam Smith and believe he is an epic talent. Also because I appreciate that this post is reminding us not to focus on what a person looks like, but to focus on what they have to offer the world. When I look at Sam Smith, all I can see is a wonderful man with amazing style. And, more importantly, this man has talent. He can deliver a tune (that he had a hand in writing) flawlessly. So, everyone who has anything negative to say about his physical appearance, please stop. Your words are futile. They mean nothing. Be aware of Mr. Smith’s awesome talent and aspire to be half as talented.
You may or may not have heard about Sam Smith yet. If you haven’t, you need to know two things:
1.) He has the voice of an ANGEL. But not just any angel, like a fucking first sphere seraph angel (which, according to this Wikipedia page, is like, the highest of angels; I don’t know how accurate that is because I know pretty much nothing about angel hierarchy.) Check out these videos to acquaint yourself with his majesty:
(His orgasmic and life-changing debut single “Stay With Me”)
(His impeccable collaboration with Disclosure, “Latch,” which is totally contender for my personal Song of the Year award)
(His cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know,” which recently went viral and is guaranteed to make you fall in love with him/make your soul cry for a man like him to come into your life)
2.) He’s pretty much the elusive unicorn of gay males: he’s…
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