Sam Smith has declared the pronouns of “they/them” on social media after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called a “lifetime of being at war with my gender.”
The English “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer was met with thousands of mostly supportive comments, along with some detractors who questioned the need to change pronouns, an increasingly common practice both within and outside of the LGBTQ community.
“Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM,” the 27-year-old Smith wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”
Smith said they were excited and privileged for the support, adding that they’ve been “very nervous” about the announcement because they “care too much about what people think.” Smith said they finally decided to go for it.
“Love you all,” Smith wrote on Twitter, adding they’re scared “but feeling super free right now. Be kind.”
Smith won an Oscar in 2016 for the song “Writing’s on the Wall,” from the James Bond thriller “Spectre.”
They received global attention by winning a Grammy for best new artist in 2014, following up with a Grammy for record of the year in 2015 for “Stay With Me.”
Margot Robbie feels lucky to build upon the Chanel legacy as the face for the brand’s newest perfume.
The “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” star said she is ready to lead the campaign for the new Gabrielle Chanel fragrance. She spoke about her involvement as the company’s brand ambassador before hosting a private dinner on Thursday night to celebrate the launch of the perfume in Los Angeles.
“It’s a time of my life where I’m settled into who I am as a woman,” she said. “I’m constantly creatively inspired by things happening around me and the people I’m meeting. In some ways, that translates to Gabrielle Chanel in a time when she was doing this, I suppose.”
Robbie said the new fragrance represents Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in her earlier days when she was “creating and building something that’s still here today.” The 29-year-old Australian actress danced and twirled with white and gold veils to the tune of Beyoncé’s “Halo” in a recent commercial for the perfume.
“She was building a legacy, but she was inspired by the world around her,” Robbie said of Chanel.
Robbie joins Kristen Stewart and Keira Knightley as faces of the perfume empire.
Actresses Maude Apatow and Pom Klementieff along with “Stranger Things” actors Joe Keery and Charlie Heaton attended the dinner.