Sam Smith has spoken publicly numerous times about the anti-gay abuse he has received throughout his life.
He revealed that during his time at school he'd suffered at the hands of bullies, saying, according to The Sun:
A bunch of boys from a rival school would shout insults at me as I walked from my home to the train station. I remember walking to the station getting "f*****" shouted at me all the time. It was the most mortifying thing. Not so much for me. I knew these people were stupid, uneducated twats.