They are not here to make friends.
Sam Smith (who identifies as non-binary and uses the pronoun “they/them”) released a new music video for “I’m Not Here to Make Friends” on Friday. I can’t sit well with everyone.
Visually, the 30-year-old “Unholy” crooner rocks a series of bold styles by designer Christian Cowan, from showgirl-worthy feathered headdresses and high-slit skirts to bejeweled corsets and matching nipple pasties. .
Despite the clip’s saucy and playful tone, some conservative types were left clutching their pearls. Calls the video ‘vile and evil’ When blame the smith “Wearing their sexuality like a costume and shoving it in everyone’s face.”
However, it didn’t take long for the singer’s fans to fight back. I suggested what was behind the take-out.
“If Sam Smith were skinny, cis and straight, they wouldn’t be ridiculed for the way they looked or dressed. If Harry Styles wore the same clothes on the cover of a magazine, everyone would You will scream “YAS QUEEN”.Anyway, please support fat queer people.” Mae Murray murmured.
“Sex has always been a theme in contemporary pop music, and music videos often flaunt it. It has created something unacceptable in an anti-LGBTQ culture.” Added Author Owen Jones.
It’s worth noting that the video for “I’m Not Here to Make Friends” was directed by Tanu Muino, who shot Cardi B and Normani’s racy visuals, and Styles, who is famous for his gender-fluid fashion statements. increase.
New York designer Cowan, who was spotted taking a cozy walk with Smith earlier this month, previously described Page Six Style as his aesthetic of “optimistic, fun, adventurous, and extravagant.” It was expressed as “something”.
“Fashion is therapy.