Sam Smith Is Taking a Break from Twitter After Being Called Out for His Oscars Acceptance Speech

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Sam Smith at the Oscars
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Sam Smith was clearly not trying to piss anyone off during his Oscars acceptance speech, but boy did he. After winning Best Original Song for "Writing's on the Wall", the 23-year-old singer dedicated his award to the LGBT community around the world—and mistakenly stated that he thought he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar. 

Except, he wasn't. And while many tweeted at the singer, one especially stood out: Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay for the movie Milk. As the two publicly tweeted back and forth, Smith cleared up his error before announcing his break from the platform. 

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You're right, Smith—martinis do make everything better. 

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Samantha Leal
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