Singer wants to be called ‘they’ instead of ‘he’

Singer Sam Smith has announced he wants to be referred to as “they” rather than “he”, six months after revealing he doesn’t identify as male or female.

Sky News respects Smith’s wishes and will refer to him as they in the rest of this article.

Smith posted on Instagram on Friday confirming earlier reports suggesting the British star wanted the pronoun change.

The 27-year-old said: “I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM.

“After a lifetime of being at war with my gender, I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”

Smith added: “I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you.”

In an interview with actress Jameela Jamil on her I Weigh show in March, Smith revealed they do not identify as male or female.

Source: Sky News