Sam Smith embraces body with series of brilliant topless selfies on Instagram
Sam Smith has come in for plenty of praise on Instagram after posting a series of topless selfies, as the singer brilliantly embraced his body.
The 26-year-old, who has admitted to previously struggling with body image, shared with all 11.9 million followers a shirtless selfie, and the caption spoke to the singer's embracing of body positivity: "Feeling bloated and gross after my flight so thought I’d post a mirror selfie of my sexy bloated boobies coz we are friends. Finally."
And commenters were quick to give the singer plenty of support. "YOU ARE PERFECTION," said former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, while plenty of other people had a lot of positive things to say.
"Confidence looks so good on you," said @louise.ansellx, while @heatherkmcmahan spoke about the benefits of body positivity: "Lemme tell you what. Nothing better than just sitting shirtless letting ya body relax but still being CUTE AF. You go Sam! Also bloated boobies was a middle name in college and I’m still here for it!"
That would have been amazing just by itself, but if you were paying attention to Sam Smith's Instagram Story at this point, you would have been treated to even more shirtless selfies. Moving selfies. Such as this one, which showed Smith dancing around in his hotel room, with the caption: "do the bloat dance with me".
Another video shows the singer showing off a runway walk as he dances to Demi Lovato's Sorry Not Sorry.
Sam Smith's body issues stem back to childhood, as he revealed in an interview with the actress Jameela Jamil as part of her I Weigh campaign, he struggled with accepting his "chubby" body as a child, leading to the singer undergoing liposuction surgery when he was just 12 years old.
"I had breasts," Smith said to Jameela Jamil during the interview, which took place last month in March. "I used to get my mum to write a note to the school when I was like eight so I wouldn’t have to go to swimming lessons. So it’s something that’s been in me forever."
The singer also talked about identifying as genderqueer, saying that "it’s something that I’m not even sure of myself".
"I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head, and I’ve sometimes sat down and questioned, 'Do I want a sex change?' And it’s something that I still think about. Do I want to. But I don’t think it is.
When I saw the word 'non-binary', 'genderqueer', and I read into it, and I heard these people speaking I was like, 'F***, that is me.'"
"It’s the basis of all my sadness. Literally everything I’ve ever been sad about is my weight. I struggle with it everyday," added the Grammy-Award-winning singer about his weight and his struggles with his body during the intense interview with Jamil.