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13 August 2018, 12:04 | Updated: 13 August 2018, 12:06
Fans are not happy after the footage was circulated online...
Sam Smith is facing a huge social media backlash after admitting that he isn’t a fan of Michael Jackson.
The soul singer made the surprising admission about the late King Of Pop while on holiday with US singer Adam Lambert.
While the pair were relaxing on boat, Sam Smith can be seen on camera saying “I don’t like Michael Jackson but this is a good song.”
The very short clip finishes after someone else can be heard saying “wow” in the background.
Adam Lambert accidentally posts a video of Sam Smith saying:— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) August 10, 2018
‘I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song’ pic.twitter.com/Rhw1lnA5O0
Following the footage, which has now gone viral, fans took to social media to slam Sam Smith for his views.
@Samsmithsworld Don’t come for MICHAEL JACKSON when you wish you have sold as many records and you wish you were the King of Pop like he was. I’m so tired of you people studying our music, and studying our artist and claiming that you don’t like our music. Go sit your 1 HIT WONDER ass down and learn how to finish a tour. When you can sell as many records as the king of Pop, Michael Jackson then maybe you can say something. So I say to you Mr. Smith have several seats and come for me if you want to.
Sam Smith is over. What self respecting musician says they don’t like Michael Jackson? Honey..— bratty daddy (@Guido_Conz) August 10, 2018
Yes Sam Smith can have his opinion, of course. But you can’t just say “I don’t like Michael Jackson”, you have to say “I’m very sorry but Michael Jackson’s songs aren’t my fave.” That’s it. Pay some respect to the ultimate LEGEND and forever #1 of billions. pic.twitter.com/jLsyBx8uva— F (@ItsokF) August 10, 2018
Michael Jackson wouldn’t like your music either.— 94Wraith (@DreamExquisite) August 12, 2018
everyone is entitled to their opionion but how can you not like Michael Jackson???? Smooth Criminal? You Rock My World? Earth Song? Remember The Time? @samsmithworld— carmen (@herstrulysari) August 10, 2018
Sam Smith doesn't like Michael Jackson. The same Sam Smith whose Bond theme sounded like Earth Song?— 🦁👑 (@LisaCroft) August 10, 2018
Did I really just watch a video of Sam Smith saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson???! pic.twitter.com/hT0BcRULUB— Trenna Hopson (@trennaaa) August 11, 2018
People dragging Sam Smith for having an unpopular opinion when 90% of those people would still be making fun of Michael Jackson if he were alive. pic.twitter.com/Fo8wQTZ0Wm— Lieutenant LT Smash (@Arachnidkid) August 10, 2018
Sam Smith is yet to respond to the backlash.
However the ‘Stay With Me’ singer posted a picture of himself sat on a beach soaking up the sun.
“Had the most beautiful few weeks with family and friends in California,” he said.
“Basically been listening to music non stop & laughing and eating avocados. Second leg of tour starts on Tuesday in Saint Paul. Can’t wait to see you all.”