Sam Smith is using Instagram to clarify tweets he made earlier this week about racism.
Smith was ridiculed by a lot of people including HipHollywood after tweeting that he was shocked racism still exists in 2016. The singer used Twitter to detail an incident he witnessed involving his friend being verbally assaulted with racial epithets in London. Smith called the racism shocking.
I feel like I have to shine some sort of light on it. The police were so unhelpful in the situation and its deeply shocked me.
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) January 20, 2016
After being chastised for his tweet, Smith posted this message on Instagram clarifying his “shocked” position.