Sam Smith corrects Alex Jones on ‘The One Show’ after abuse over ‘fisherthem’ remark

Sam Smith slammed Alex Jones on The One Show last week after she misrepresented the singer when talking about her dreams of becoming a “fisherthem”.

The singer won the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Kim Petras for ‘Unholy’ earlier this month, but yesterday (February 15) he told the BBC how they want to pursue spending the unlikely weather of fishing after the music.

“I love to fish,” said the singer (via The Mirror). “I would love to be a fisherman.”

Jones responded by asking if Smith was referring to something like a “fly fisherman”, to which the artist replied: “I want to be any fisherman. One day I want to stop my fishing days.”

Smith explains that they fish in lakes and in the sea, but they have never done it alone.

The pop singer has been going with the pronouns they/them since 2019, but this isn’t the first time the non-binary star has fought back against misgendering.

In January, Richard Madeley apologized to Smith on TV for using the wrong pronouns when talking about the singer.

Smith also responded to Shawn Mendes getting the gender wrong at iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball in 2020. Mendes used the wrong pronouns to introduce Smith before they took the stage at the virtual star-studded event. However, Smith kindly responded to the singer’s apology on Instagram, writing: “We are all learning together.”

Last weekend, Smith and Petras performed “Unholy” naked at the 2023 BRITs, and both performances sparked controversy.

Conspiracy theorists thought the Grammy performance was a “satanic ritual,” and the show also drew a response from the Church of Satan.

The pair’s performance at the BRITs, meanwhile, prompted more than 100 complaints from Ofcom, according to the broadcasting regulator.

Her Grammy win was particularly significant, as Petras was the first openly trans woman to receive the award.

Petras took the microphone as Smith watched from behind, and told the crowd at the Arena in Los Angeles: “Sam wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win it. I want to thank him. You are the amazing transgender legends who came before me and opened these doors for me to be here tonight.”

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