Last week, US radio DJ Howard Stern launched an attack on Sam Smith, calling him "ugly, fat, and effeminate".
Speaking on his radio show, Stern said: "Do you know what I love about that guy? He's an ugly motherfucker. He's fat. And I love it."
He continued: "You know what, he looks gay to me. Not that anybody looks gay but he does seem effeminate.
"I feel like that ["Stay With Me"] will be his only hit song. I'd like to get him in here and congratulate him on beating the odds."